Stuart Smith, Environmental attorney, Stuart Smith, addresses the press about the ongoing impact of the BP oil spill and the health problems experienced by thousands of people in the region. This can be summed up in five words: “The oil is still appearing…” New oil is being detected at the site where the BP rig blew out. What is the source of this new oil? Possibly cracks in the seafloor caused during the blowout and efforts to cap the well. Additionally, fisherman and other cleanup workers are experiencing illnesses similar to workers exposed at chemical plants. The toxicity of the oil and chemicals dispersed in the Gulf of Mexico by BP will have a lasting adverse impact on the health of these workers and the marine ecology.