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BP Oil Spill Evidence of Massive Cover Up

Posted By Washingtons Blog On April 23, 2013 @ 1:30 am In Energy,Think Tank | Comments Disabled

 

BP clean up worker Malcolm Coco told Al Jazeera that there has been a massive coverup of the size of the BP oil spill [1]:

This fire initially was the biggest fire ever in the world. But every day we exceeded those numbers ….

[Clean-up worker Malcolm Coco] says he has evidence there was more oil spilled than has ever been publicly admitted.

“In all categories it was a massive coverup the way they presented it on the ship.”

As we’ve previously noted, BP went to great lengths [2] to cover up the scope of the disaster … including low-balling [3] spill estimates.

BP temporarily hid the amount of oil [4] in the Gulf … so that BP could pay lower fines [5] (which are calculated based on the amount of oil spilled) and pretend – for p.r. purposes – that the spill wasn’t very bad.


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[1] massive coverup of the size of the BP oil spill: http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2013/04/2013420175513563658.html

[2] great lengths: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/04/japans-nuclear-melt-down-economic.html

[3] low-balling: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/06/experts-bp-lowballing-size-of-leaking-oil-reservoir.html

[4] hid the amount of oil: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/07/of-course-clean-up-workers-cant-find-the-oil-bp-used-dispersants-to-temporarily-hide-it-so-now-it-will-plague-the-gulf-for-years.html

[5] pay lower fines: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/07/senior-epa-analyst-government-agencies-have-been-sock-puppets-for-bp-in-this-cover-up.html

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