At Last: Why cleanup crews were NOT allowed to dig up the buried oil

Cleanup plan allows oil from Gulf spill to be left behind, Press-Register, October 24, 2010:

The “SCAT Shoreline Treatment Implementation Framework” was signed in early October by BP PLC, the U.S. Coast Guard and officials from the state environmental agencies in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. …

Oil buried in the sand on beaches classed as nonresidential will be allowed to remain in place, provided it is in bands less than 1.2 inches thick and “patchy.” Oil is buried up to 20 inches deep on some beaches, according to the document. This oil will periodically be uncovered by wind and waves, which will allow “natural attenuation” of the oil. …

5 comments to At Last: Why cleanup crews were NOT allowed to dig up the buried oil

  • jec

    Just call the agencies signing the docnument,STUPID. Let me guess BP drafted and presented the document! Who was the contractor who created this mess? BP. Key wording in the “no visible oil” is the VISIBLE statement. What about NO CHEMICAL SIGNATURE OF BP OIL? What about meeting all EPA standards for PAH contaminiation? Why didn’t anyone put in the wording about “parts per million? What a sweetheart deal for BP. SICK.

  • poopshoot

    Nothing about this mess “SHOCKS” me anymore.
    I find myself full of disgust with this
    whole “system”.

  • C.Dodds

    I have been following the oil gush news fairly closely. I agree with ”poopshoot”. It is disgusting to say the least. The use of dispersant seems to have turned into a terrorist attack on innocent gulf people, many of whom are getting sick because of it all. BP lies are added to the dirty treatment. Is Osama Bin Laden in USA or BP?. Where are the terrorist police?

  • Edward Willas

    When humanity sells out their loved ones for cash, then it’s End Game. Folks, it’s over.

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