Monthly Archives: June 2010

BP — not U.S. governement — is measuring oil spill carcinogens

Bryant Furlow at Epinews BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the largest toxic pollution site in U.S. history, but federal agencies are not measuring carcinogen levels in the resulting oil slicks, employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and … Continue reading

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Wackenhut, G4S Security hired by BP to guard beaches

Alabama State Troopers Moonlighting as BP Security Guards At the Liberty Blog Read their continuing coverage here WMR’s sources on the Gulf coast report that BP Security personnel are being augmented by off-duty Alabama state troopers and G4S Wackenhut private … Continue reading

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BP accused of killing endangered sea turtles in cleanup operation

Environmentalists press Obama administration to put a halt to BP’s ‘burn fields’ to dispose of oil from the Gulf spill Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent Guardian Co.UK Endangered sea turtles and other marine creatures are being corralled into 500 square-mile … Continue reading

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U.S. fears BP cleanup workers imperiled

Federal regulators complained in an internal memo about “significant deficiencies” in BP’s handling of the safety of oil-spill workers and asked the Coast Guard to help pressure the company to address a litany of concerns. By Marisa Taylor and Erika … Continue reading

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Parsing BP’s $20B Compensation Fund

From the WSJ Law Blog BP, as we previously noted, agreed to set aside $20 billion dollars to compensate oil-spill victims. It’s a staggering amount made all the more so by the fact that the compensation fund doesn’t preclude states … Continue reading

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Exxon Spill’s Cleanup Workers Share Years of Crippling Illness

LA Times November 5, 2001 After that summer, some found oil traces in their lungs, in their blood cells, in the fatty tissue of their buttocks. They got treated for headaches, nausea, chemical burns and breathing problems, and went home. … Continue reading

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Countdown: Dr.Riki Ott alleges BP engaged in massive cover-up to hide Gulf Disaster damage

Thank you Firedoglake Dr. Ott explained that volunteers walking the beaches at night find carcasses of birds, turtles, and baby dolphins that, once found, are “disappeared” by men that drive on the beach with flashlights within minutes of their discovery. … Continue reading

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