posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 05:52 AM
Just saw this on the local New Orleans news tonight: www.nola.com...
PORT FOURCHON, La. — BP PLC is sending cleanup crews back to Fourchon Beach because erosion from Tropical Storm Lee unearthed miles of tar
balls, tar mats and abandoned cleanup equipment left from last year's oil spill.
Six task forces — 90 workers and 17 technicians — will work a seven-day-a-week schedule to clean up the beach, BP spokesman Curtis Thomas told The
"We knew this was coming," Thomas said. "That's why we've had this manpower on standby."
The cleanup will be phased in over the next week, Thomas said. He said tar balls were reported on other area beaches, but not to the extent that they
appeared on Fourchon Beach.
In addition to the old oil, the erosion uncovered PVC pipes used to secure boom and snares used to absorb oil.
More at the link above.
What gets me is This isn't over. PB cleaned up what they could see on the surface, said We're done here and left. Sure there are crews "standing
by" to clean up new surges on oil coming ashore like this but shouldn't they be doing More? I want them to be proactive and OUT THERE in the Gulf
still cleaning up the oil. I want them uncovering this hidden oil and removing it.
But that's Impossible you say, "The oil could be anywhere in the Gulf ! That's an Unrealistic expectation!"
BS. I say that's the cost of doing business. If it takes 10 years of PB solidly working at it with every employee they have and every dime too,
totally bankrupting them, then that's whats they should be doing. PB is getting away with murder in more ways than one with a slap on the wrist and
they are STILL being allowed to drill for oil in the gulf!
If a kid fires a gun and shoots his foot off do you let him play with another gun? No.. so why let PB into Our Gulf?