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BP's Secret Army of Oil Disaster Contractors

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posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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"The true story of the BP disaster is how private contractors, not the government, are handling the response. Of the 25,000 people responding to the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of the nation, 21,000 are under contract to the foreign oil giant BP. This private army includes workers shipped in from California making $10 an hour to clean the beaches, ex-military public relations experts, and submarine robotics companies. There are no contractors working directly for the government. The Center for American Progress — like many other outside observers — recommends that the government take over operational control from BP, to resolve conflicts of interest between the foreign corporation’s shareholders and public health and safety."

"BP has been notoriously secretive about the network of companies working to run practically every aspect of the Deepwater Horizon response, including claims processing, hazardous material cleanup, boom deployment, scientific monitoring, and call centers. BP has ignored the state of Louisiana’s request on May 7 for a list of contractors and subcontractors".

"Below is an overview of the other thirteen top contractors identified by Unified Command as working for BP on the disaster, as well as other major contractors now governing the Gulf Coast region: "


Source and list of the major contractors here: wonkroom.thinkprogress.org...




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posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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In addition to workers flown in from California, add the following:

"BP Hires Convict Labor in Beach Cleanup"



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posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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BP has always used a lot of contractors.

When they took over Amoco oil about a decade ago, they fired whole divisions and re-hired them as contractors. It was well known they didn't like employees.

You get to avoid a lot of liability by calling someone a contractor instead of an employee. Instead of hiring a middle manager, you just convince them to start their own company - and your liability for the work disappears.



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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Interesting. Do you work for them as an
employee or contractor now?



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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Thanks for the important thread, I was discussing the very same thing with another member and they suggested I check this one out.

Somehow I have had this sinking feeling all along that the real puppet masters behind this could in fact be the very same who in the beginning thought it a good idea to innilate an entire ocean, the Gulf, and yet were not at the time directly in the limelight.

Here are a couple excerpts from a U2U I sent out earlier today which lead me here to your thread.

I hope that you do continue to investigate and research this matter as it most certainly will have legs as long as the oil spill itself.

Excerpts:

en.wikipedia.org...

So "Who" is responsible for the clean up efforts? well you would 'think' that the US and our own POTUS would take the lead but this seems to be turning into a takeover event more and more each damn day at the expense of our health, and prosperity.

So the UAE industrial park and Banks will be responsible for keeping unwanted outside influences from involvement in the situation?

US will not stand up to them, they cant unless they want to loose all.

Were #messed.

news.yahoo.com...

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[edit on 12-7-2010 by antar]



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