$8/hour to clean up hazardous waste from BP oil spill


Excerpt from the Alabama Press-Register:

More than 200 prisoners are among the people hired for work related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. ...

He said he placed an ad in the Press-Register several weeks ago, looking for oil relief help, and offered $8 to $10 per hour"

Perhaps near minimum wage was not enough to lure residents into a life-threatening situation.

Read more here: http://blog.al.com/live/2010/05/prisoners_hired_in_oil_relief.html

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