Florida residents get false reports of vanishing oil in BP Gulf oil spill disaster
As it turns out, reports of the disappearance of oil from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill are false. “A team from the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia released a report that says nearly 80 percent of the oil that gushed from the well “has not been recovered and remains a threat to the ecosystem,” according to CNN. Additionally, researchers at the University of South Florida have concluded that “oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected – and at levels toxic to marine life.”
The new report makes a lot more sense than the vanishing oil stories that have been propagated by the BP public relations machine and US government. Suggesting that eighty percent of the 4.7 million gallons of spilled oil had simply disappeared, virtually overnight was unrealistic. The stunt was little more than another example of how BP and the US government have been playing-down the disaster.
Many believe that BP has put the interests of their shareholders above all else since the start of the April 20 disaster. And since so much ‘good news’ has been coming out recent press releases, BP’s stock price as risen accordingly.
If BP had any genuine concern for the environment, excessive use of 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersant would have been avoided, and the US government would not have turned a blind eye to enforcement of a demand by the EPA in May for BP to stop using them.
Many believe the US government ignored safety issues surrounding the BP oil spill because of a cozy relationship between the two entities. BP collects billions in U.S. government contracts.
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