Oil Spill Cleanup Not Clean Enough

Posted on Thursday 24th June 2010

The companies that BP has hired to oversee the disposal of oil-soaked debris on the Gulf Coast say that everything is going smoothly. According to those companies, cleanup workers are gathering used booms, contaminated sand, tar balls, oily garbage, and all other spill-related toxic material, packing them away in sealed containers, and shipping them to landfills.

The Associated Press made a spot check of several container sites, however, and it seemed to them that "the handling and disposal of oily materials was haphazard at best."

For more details, read the AP article on NOLA.com, and, for reader reactions, have a look at the comment response to the same article as posted on The Huffington Post.

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