Former Oil Worker Says Cleanup Just For Show, WKRG Channel 5 CBS Pensacola, June 24, 2010:
Former oil clean-up worker Candi Warren says... the tide and surf buried oil overnight. But they were forbidden to dig it up. ... She said she was told to only clean the surface of the sand, that this is all cosmetic. ...
Warren says she believes money is being wasted on the crews and says "At some point the real clean-up will have to begin, but I'm afraid the money will be gone."
She used a shovel and dug down six, eight, maybe twelve inches into the sand to show us the layers of oil close to the shoreline.
Candi Warren, former BP clean-up worker: This is for show... to make the condo owners -- the property owners -- think that the beachers are being cleaned up.
WKRG Reporter: She became concerned when she was instructed to remove oil from only the very surface of the sand though overnight, oil had become buried underneath sand -- and is still there.
Warren: Cosmetic only, this is cosmetic. they told us not to dig.
Warren: We werent allowed to talk to the media.
Warren: The money's being used -- its being abused... One day the cleanup is really going to have to happen, and the money's gonna be gone.