The latest? A former oil worker says cleanup just for show. That is right. During the day, hordes of BP temps wander up and down the beach, plucking tarballs from the pretty white sand. Once the tourists, cameras and temps quit for the day, Mother Nature keeps right on dumping oil on the beach and covering it up. BP has forbidden the crews to dig into the sand and pick up the oil there – only the cosmetics matter. At some point a real cleanup will have to be undertaken, just don’t think BP’s doing it now.
Check out the story from WKRG.
Former oil clean-up worker Candi Warren says she signed up to make a difference, but soon found out the work of cleaning the beaches was all cosmetic. That's what she was told, she says.
Warren says she knew that when crews worked during the day, the tide and surf buried oil overnight. But they were forbidden to dig it up. She quit in disgust three weeks ago despite the $18 per hour pay.
She said she was told to only clean the surface of the sand, that this is all cosmetic. She was on a crew at Gulf State Park where tourists go. She says it has priority so as to make it look like the beaches are clean.
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.
Death and destruction is just so ugly! It is nice to know BP is putting lipstick on the pig so we don't have to see the ugly oil. Makes me feel better, how about you?