New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- "A fisherman who was hospitalized after becoming ill while cleaning up oil in the Gulf of Mexico has filed a
temporary restraining order in federal court against oil company BP." CNN
"At West Jefferson, there were tents set up outside the hospital, where I was stripped of my clothing, washed with water and several showers, before
I was allowed into the hospital," Wunstell said. "When I asked for my clothing, I was told that BP had confiscated all of my clothing and it would
not be returned."
"The restraining order requests that BP stop using dispersants without providing "appropriate personal protective equipment" to workers."
"BP has not supplied workers with masks when they work near the oil and dispersants.
"We're been carrying out very extensive air quality since early on in this exercise, to make sure that we have working safe conditions, and thus far
not found situations where there are air quality concerns that would require face masks," MacEwen said
"Some of our men asked, and they were told they'd be fired if they wore masks," he said.
Say what?!?! How can this be? This is such a blatant violation of decency and common sense!
All these bureaucracy and liability issues need to be set aside for now. This is why I think the Military or EPA should be brought in for exclusive
control, so that we can cut through all the red tape, set up a plan of action and execute it accordingly with only one thing in mind, keeping people
safe, stopping the spill, and cleaning up the mess. I am saying this because I don't see any other way of getting this done. Expecting BP to tackle
this in a focused, determined and aggressive manor just doesn't seem to be working. I don't trust them or their efforts!
Now with the Flotilla issue and Korea...man this is just crazy!!!
[edit on 31-5-2010 by speculativeoptimist]