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Leaked Video Shows Steps Taken By BP To Cover-Over Oil-Fouled Beaches By Dumping Sand

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posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 03:59 AM

Originally posted by mnmcandiez
This is not proof of anything. It is a home made video.

"This is BS....I live on the beach. That is a layer of sand/clay mixture. The high tide from hurricane Alex eroded the top layer of sand back about 50 yards from the natural coast.

That is not oil, or a cover-up. Natural erosion that has exposed a sand/clay layer of sand."

"Looks like clay to me. you dont have to dig far to hit it. dumping that much sand on the beach is not easy. "

" That looked like clay under there, that is why it was hard.
Oil has really been found under the sand in some areas off of Pensacola, but it was oily not clay like.

Ping Wang, 43, who has studied beaches for 20 years, dug a narrow trench perpendicular to the shoreline, about a foot deep and 5 feet long. A dark, contiguous vein of oil ran horizontally along the walls of the trench, about 6 inches beneath the surface of the sand.
The sheet of oil which was deposited on the beach at high tide Wednesday and stretched some 8 miles was covered by as much as a foot of sand at high tide Thursday, Wang explained.
"Beaches change very often," he said. Depending on tides and wave action, they constantly lose or accumulate sand. "
I be wondering mam, how much did bp pay you to say that?

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 05:27 AM

Originally posted by Chadwickus
Anyone with a bit of civil knowledge will tell you that they are actually grading up a layer of sand, pushing it into a windrow so it can be picked up and loaded onto trucks.

They then truck sand back in to stop the beach disappearing.

I'll hazard a guess that if someone went there and actually filmed the machines working, they would see trucks dropping a load of clean sand and then get loaded with contaminated sand to take away.

The whole just burying it thing is really, really silly, I mean if they're really just trucking in the sand, the beach would be a lot higher than it normally would be.

The tar balls are what's left over from loading out, there is always going to be leftovers when using heavy machinery.

On a side note, it would be interesting to see where the contaminated sand is being taken to, let's hope it's being disposed of properly.

Why would BP not allow people to watch them load up oiled sand on the trucks, drive it away and bring back fresh clean white sand?

That's like the motherbombs of PR for them right there. You only do stuff like this during the night when you're up to no good.

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 07:04 AM
Watching all this id like to make one small comment.

The amount of oil we have released into the ocean, would be less than 1% of total oil we've pulled out and refined.

Now, look at the outrage about how badly weve polluted this massive body of salt water.

Why dont we see this outrage, when you compare the level that we've polluted our BREATHING AIR with this same f'n stuff?

[edit on 5-7-2010 by Agit8dChop]

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 12:34 PM

Hundreds of bags of oil-stained beach sand sit waiting to be spread into a disposal cell in Baldwin County on Friday, July 2, 2010.

He noted that the bagged waste was going in with the regular household waste. Workers also prepared a site for bulk loads of contaminated sand, Ransom said.

He said that bulk sand would be kept separate, "stockpiled on top of a lined cell."

"We are hoping we can remediate it later," Ransom said.

I think waste managment needs to be looked into more in depth. They seem to have made a deal with BP to get rid of the oil cleanup debri and are doing nothing more than putting it in our landfills. Now if BP was doing that themselfs digging a hole and dumping waste in it we would be throwing a fit. Waste Managment got the deal due to there bio cleanup expertise not becuase they already had a hole to put it in.

I think we are running into a Studebaker type event with large corporations. They say they have expertise in getting oil and expertise in cleaning up oil when they have none whats so ever or are so limited in the amount they can do that the job is to big for them, but they still sell you there expertise at a higher cost and the government makes you buy from them due to there fictious expertise. BP and now Waste Managment both fit that bill.
Page 5 of this pdf says oil should be collected from waste for reprocessing befor going in the landfill.

[edit on 5-7-2010 by JBA2848]

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:14 PM
reply to post by Chadwickus

I'm wondering, what would be the point of bringing in new sand at all until the leak has been stopped? Its redundant

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 03:02 PM
Listen I live in Pensacola, and work on Pensacola beach. They are not covering up the oil. The front end loader follow the workers down the beach so they don't have to haul heavy bags of sand and oil in this heat.

There is a high tide everyday bringing in more oil. You are telling me that they replace sand everyday. If they are covering it up there would be multiple oil layers. If they replace the sand there would be a color difference. Our sand is too unique to replace.

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 04:22 PM
reply to post by FlySolo

You need to bring sand back in otherwise the beach would disappear.

Not really that redundant I would have thought?

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 05:46 PM

Originally posted by EgoBeliever
I do not understand why the color of this stuff is so red? Can anyone explain why I dont see the thick, black layers of oil i think i should be?

Because Crude Oil isnt black its more a deep brown, the same way a black ball point pen isnt actually black ink, but instead a very very dark blue or red.

I mean if this cover up of oil on beachs with white sands is true... then all i can say is BP needs to go down hard and anyone in the American government who actioned and allowed them to do it along with them.

Own up and take the blame, its the only honorable thing to do BP... then again this is big buisness, so no real honor to be found in the first place.

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 08:22 PM
Two good points have been made:

1: The actions of putting any sand back into these areas would be utterly pointless until the oil stops washing ashore. But for a bit of Public Relations control BP is making the spill seem less catastrophic by covering the oil-stained sands. Which leads to the other excellent point made...

trolleleet made this good point that...
2: With BP spending so much money on Public Relations Campaigns and TV commercials attempting to brainwash everyone into believing they 'care about the little people' and are doing everything they can in a ethical way.

Why would they skip the amazing positive Public Relations event that would come with a massive shoreline sand clean-up which some of the nay-sayers claim is all happening on the moral and ethical up and up?

Why? Because they have something they dont want the cameras to see.

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 09:44 PM
You don’t bring sand to the beach: BP’s newest cover-up (video)

We went down onto the beaches, and we started inspecting them. There were tar balls, tar residue, and there was some oil on the beach. Apparently, the day before there was a lot of tar balls, and BP was working in the area pretty heavily, and we started noticing there was a different consistency in the sand.

Closer to shore, there was this grainy, very rough shell-filled sand, and then you could see almost like a border where it just spilled over onto the beach sand, which is a very fine-grained sand. And it looked as if it was dumped.

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 01:40 AM
Exemption of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes from Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations

Exempt E&P Wastes
Produced water
Drilling fluids
Drill cuttings
Drilling fluids and cuttings from offshore operations disposed of onshore
Geothermal production fluids
Hydrogen sulfide abatement wastes from geothermal energy production
Well completion, treatment, and stimulation fluids
Basic sediment, water, and other tank bottoms from storage facilities that hold product and exempt waste
Accumulated materials such as hydrocarbons, solids, sands, and emulsion from production separators, fluid treating vessels, and production impoundments
Pit sludges and contaminated bottoms from storage or disposal of exempt wastes
Gas plant dehydration wastes, including glycol-based compounds, glycol filters, and filter media, backwash, and molecular sieves
Workover wastes
Cooling tower blowdown
Gas plant sweetening wastes for sulfur removal, including amines, amine filters, amine filter media, backwash, precipitated amine sludge, iron sponge, and hydrogen sulfide scrubber liquid and sludge
Spent filters, filter media, and backwash (assuming the filter itself is not hazardous and the residue in it is from an exempt waste stream)
Pipe scale, hydrocarbon solids, hydrates, and other deposits removed from piping and equipment prior to transportation
Produced sand
Packing fluids
Hydrocarbon-bearing soil
Pigging wastes from gathering lines
Wastes from subsurface gas storage and retrieval, except for the non-exempt wastes listed on page 11
Constituents removed from produced water before it is injected or otherwise disposed of
Liquid hydrocarbons removed from the production stream but not from oil refining
Gases from the production stream, such as hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, and volatilized hydrocarbons
Materials ejected from a producing well during blowdown
Waste crude oil from primary field operations
Light organics volatilized from exempt wastes in reserve pits, impoundments, or production equipment

So I guess we know why BP and the government says theres nothing hazardous about the spill. There exempt.

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 01:28 PM
CONFIRMED!!! BP contractors cover up oil spill with sand!

BP contractors were busy last night to cover up the black oil deposit on Pensacola Beach with sand. Heavy machinery was used throughout the night to cover the thick oil spill with a thin layer of sand and crews were still working by daylight to finish the job.

The local contractors confirmed that they were told by BP to just cover up the large oil patch on Pensacola Beach with sand and then proceed during the day to pick up small pieces along the surf line with a smaller crew.

Larry Johnson's (Pensacola Councilman) BLOG

[edit on (7/6/10) by AllSeeingI]

posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 11:15 AM
Video of John Wathen of save our gulf: BP covers oil with sand on Orange Beach as the Coast Guard looks on

John Wathen of Save Our Gulf: "BP covers oil with sand on Orange Beach as the Coast Guard looks on"

John Wathen: US Coast Guard issued a press release claiming that no covering of oiled beach was occurring. I sat in my motel room in Orange Beach and watched as multiple pieces of heavy equipment excavated sand and hauled it up the beach and used it to cover oiled sections of beach.

While contractors drove bulldozers, front end loaders, screening tractors and various kinds of equipment on beaches known for Turtle nesting.

I watched them from about 11:00 P.M 07/02/10 until about lunch the next day excavating the beach under cover of darkness. There was a stand of ponded water with oil and so called "Tar Balls" which was covered with sand from another area.

U. S. Coast Guard issued a press release stating that this is not happening. USCG uniformed men sat in ATV buggies and watched. I saw them and photographed them.

Why is our Coast Guard playing toady to BP? Are they nothing more than oil lackeys?

Who is John Wathen? Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen named Local Person of the Year by Locust Fork News-Journal

[edit on (7/7/10) by AllSeeingI]

posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 07:37 AM
reply to post by AllSeeingI

I'm always late responding.... and I didn't see the other thread on this,
but thanks for posting.

Yes, they just spent $5.6 million on newspaper ad buys to improve BP's image: %28Mother+Jones+%7C+The+Blue+Marble%29

Also, sand has been brought in before to other places -- let's just hope
it wasn't more toxic sand as seen here:

posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 11:21 AM
reply to post by airspoon

Which company would you suggest? Amoco?
They are all the same, profit comes first, second, & third.
Besides getting angry at BP (40% american owned) you should also get angry at Cheyney for deregulating the fields in the first place.

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