Voices from the Gulf

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catfish_youtubeThis weekend James "Catfish" Miller, was hospitalized after falling ill during a boat ride in the Gulf of Mexico.  A commercial shrimper from D'Iberville, Mississippi, Catfish is certain his illness was caused by chemical dispersants sprayed on the Gulf in response to the BP oil disaster.

But his doctor at the Biloxi Regional Medical Center called it "acid reflux," without doing a test for chemical poisoning.

I first met JJ Creppel last summer while standing in the checkout line of the Buras Dollar Store. It’s one of the few places in this Louisiana fishing town deep down in the bayou where you can buy basic groceries and milk. Nearly all the other stores were destroyed five years ago in the monster storm that roared through here and leveled this community of 5,000 people.