Disasters

"BP Continues to Use Surface Dispersants in Gulf Despite EPA Directive"

"BP PLC has applied 272,000 gallons of dispersants to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in the four weeks since U.S. EPA directed the company to stop using the chemicals, except "in rare cases" when other approaches to fighting the ongoing oil leak proved unworkable, according to government records."

Source: Greenwire, 06/25/2010

Health Data Gaps, Suspicions About BP Worry U.S. Panelists at Hearing

"There are 'large gaps' in data now being gathered on the health of the 34,000 workers cleaning up the largest oil spill in U.S. history and growing concern that BP Plc will fail to publicize problems if they arise." Those concerns came up at an Institute of Medicine hearing Tuesday.

Source: Bloomberg, 06/23/2010

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