BP Blast Impacts Residents' Health Views: Study

Law360, New York (February 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Residents who live near the site of BP Plc's Texas City, Texas, refinery say their health has declined since the 2005 blast that killed 15 employees and injured more than 170, according to a new study from the University of Texas.

All of the 315 people who were interviewed both before and after the blast showed a decline in the way they viewed their physical and mental health, according to the study's lead author, Kristen Peek.

The study was conducted by the University of Texas Medical...
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