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Counterpunch: Informational Uncertainty in the Wake of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Gregory Button wrote an op-ed for Counterpunch entitled “Informational Uncertainty in the Wake of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis.” The piece discusses the reasons and ramifications of why public officials withhold or manipulate information during times of tragedy.

WATE-TV: UT researcher worries BP’s oil cap won’t work

In this WATE-TV video feature and article, UT Knoxville anthropology professor and crisis and risk expert Gregory Button discusses environmental and social impacts of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Button acts as an informal adviser to Senate committees investigating the spill, and has studied other disasters including the Exxon-Valdez oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.

News Sentinel: UT researcher assesses Gulf oil spill

In this News Sentinel article, UT Knoxville anthropology professor and crisis and risk expert Gregory Button applies his expertise from previous oil spills and disasters — including the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 and the collapse of a storage tank at a Murphy Oil USA refinery during Hurricane Katrina — to assess the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

TheRoot.com: Is BP’s Escrow Account the Right Move Now?

This feature from online magazine www.theRoot.com features UT Knoxville anthropology professor and crisis and risk expert Gregory Button discussing BP’s $20 billion escrow account through which legitimate claims of damages resulting from the Gulf oil spill would be paid.

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Gregory Button Associate Professor Anthropology Expertise: Gregory Button has studied disasters, disaster response and environmental health issues for 30 years.

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