BP & the Gulf Oil Spill

BP has gotten a lot of flack for their dealings the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It seemed as if the company did not want to take responsibility for the accident. Yes they are cleaning it up and offering those affected by the spill compensation, but many believe BP had its own self interest in mind.

 BP tried to bribe residents of the Gulf with $5,000 to refrain from sueing. Also, the company lied about the severity of the spill, saying that the rig was leaking 1,000 barrels a day when the actual amount was 5,000 barrels a day.

A former BP oil spill clean up worker blew the whistle on a Pensacola clean up site. Candi Warren stated that they were not allowed to dig below the surface of the beaches. Their clean up was just for cosmetic purposes, to make condo owners and touist think that beach was oil free. But in all actuality at night the tide cycles would leave a layer of oil on the beach and when the next tide came the oil would be covered by a few inches of sand. The next morning the clean up workers would be instructed to only clean up the tar bars and oil visible to the eye.

It looks like BP was only doing things that would make the company look better in the eyes of consumers, but as the truth came out time and time again it only looked worse.

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~ by BHUG on December 7, 2010.

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