posted on May, 29 2010 @ 07:19 AM
Bit of background:
I was visiting a thread earlier (can't find it again, sorry), and someone said they worked for BP and was not actually cleaning up anything but
instead just driving there (daily I think) to sign a paper saying they were.
In the same thread, someone mentioned that it was convenient that a cleanup crew arrived around 30 minutes before Obama for a photo op.
That said, as I was looking at this NYTimes article, it is clearly what appears to be the case. In fact, looking at the picture, everyone is just
standing there perfectly clean. Of course they could have simply photographed them before instead of after or during, but either way, it does tend to
support the speculation that they might have only been there for the cameras.
(see link below) Pic is on the left-hand side as a thumbnail; just click it.
I also did hear, though, that BP was paying LA fishermen to clean up the spill, and that they got sick and were removed from the location to a
hospital for checkup. Symptoms included "nausea, high blood pressure, chest pain, headaches and shortness of breath." So, at least someone is trying
or tried to work to clean it up for sure, but they got sick. BP did not provide them with respirators and said that they were not needed.
Here is something fishy regarding the exact type of dispersant used and how a safer, less toxic alternative was available even though BP claims one
was not available in sufficient quantities.
The dispersant Corexit is being blamed. BP has used enough of the ExxonMobile product to earn the world record, and has defied the EPA's demands
that it switch to a less toxic alternative. BP claims that no other product is available in the quantities it requires, but the makers of the
reportedly less toxic competitor Dispersit have said they have plenty of the stuff.
Sounds like lie after lie after lie. One thing I will say if that if people are getting sick (4 total) with symptoms as serious as chest pain and
shortness of breath, I believe BP is flat out wrong to say that they did not need respirators - regardless of the reason they provided, that they were
not in near enough vicinity to need one.