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Furious Growth and Cost Cuts Led To BP Accidents Past and Present

A ProPublica and PBS FRONTLINE investigation. “The Spill [1],” a PBS FRONTLINE documentary drawn from this reporting, airs tonight. Check local listings. Jeanne Pascal turned on her TV April 21 to see a towering spindle of black smoke slithering into … Continue reading

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Scientists skeptical about BP oil plumes ‘vanishing’ from Gulf

Medical Muckraker Non-government scientists are expressing skepticism about reports that BP’s huge mixed plumes of oil and oil-dispersant chemicals have vanished from the Gulf, the ProPublica‘s Marian Wang reported Tuesday. Wang’s compilation of quotes from media reports: “These are just … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Photos Show Spill Workers Without Protective Gear

There’s something missing in the Coast Guard’s latest PR photos of oil spill cleanup workers: protective gear. at ProPublica No less than three items required for beach cleaning operations [1] by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — coveralls, rubber … Continue reading

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After EPA Order, BP Only Slightly Decreases Use of Dispersants

by Marian Wang, ProPublica – June 23, 2010 2:25 pm EDT In response to the EPA’s call for BP to “significantly scale back” its use of dispersants in the Gulf disaster, BP’s average daily use of dispersant has decreased only … Continue reading

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As BP Works Through Backlog, Cleanup Worker Illness Stats Triple Since Prior Report

by Marian Wang, ProPublica – June 23, 2010 10:08 am EDT Following criticism [1] and questions about its illness data [2], Deepwater Horizon Unified Command—a response center involving BP, Transocean, Halliburton, the Coast Guard and multiple federal agencies—appears to have … Continue reading

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