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Merle Savage

"Making Exxon Accountable for their Criminal Actions"

Las Vegas, NV, USA
divorced, 4 children
Joined May 8, 2009
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Joined May 8, 2009 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
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Groups Greenpeace
Hometown Athens, Gerogia 
Birthday Nov 11  
About Me My name is Merle Savage; I worked as a female general foreman for VECO, during the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill beach cleanup in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

After working for 3 days on the oily beaches, I had a persistent cough that developed into bronchitis, headaches, sore throat, upset stomach and fatigue. On the 4th day I reported to the sick bay and was given medication by the doctor who was supplied by VECO, and on the way to my room, I fainted. I had 3 days of bed rest, but went back to work with recurring symptoms. Of the workers that I supervised 80% had the same medical problems. I wonder how many other cleanup workers, like me, went home thinking we would get better – but didn’t? The symptoms escalated until my medical condition took over my life, and was so bad that I have been unable to hold a job.

I know my medical condition was caused, in part by, the toxic fumes I breathed while cleaning the oily beaches, that was outlined in Dr. Riki Ott’s book, Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$ and DVD, Black Wave. She stated people were sick, and how Exxon didn’t tell the federal health officials about thousands and thousands of workers who had respiratory illnesses during the 1989 cleanup. She had found that many survivors of the cleanup, like me, are continuing to struggle, after 20 years, without any compensation from Exxon. Some of the illnesses workers are having include; neurological impairment, chronic respiratory disease, leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, liver damage, kidney damage, cancers, and blood diseases.
A short video that exposes medical issues generated by Exxon’s toxic cleanup is:

I wrote a book, Silence in the Sound, about my experiences during the cleanup, and have listed many stories about other workers on my web site, who have similar health issues like mine.
I am convinced that Exxon’s toxic cleanup poisoned me, and thousands of other cleanup workers. I found a law firm, Barnett and Lerner to represent me in order to secure future medical care, payment for past medical care and possible compensation.

The firm of Barnett and Lerner is able to represent anyone who was exposed to the poison vapors. I invite you to visit their web site sign on as clients, and allow them to represent your interest against VECO.
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    Nov 9, 2016 4:55 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday! Experience the night sky!

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    Happy Birthday! Experience natural wonders!

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy Nature!

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with much wonder!

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with much beauty!

    Cape Hatteras, NC; Oct 2012

    Nov 11, 2011 8:57 PM

    Ely Q. (83)

    Happy Birthday my dear friend Marle, have a lovely day, hugs and kisses thank you for all you do on Care2 ! 

    Nov 10, 2011 5:33 AM

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    Happy Birthday with much excitement!

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    Happy Birthday with many flowers!

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    Hiking in Glacier National Park

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    Happy Belated Birthday! Have a wonderful year Merle.

    Hugs, Meg

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    Happy Birthday with many Rainbows!

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