10 Things You Need (But Don’t Want) To Know About the BP Oil Spill

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Though BP officially admits to only a few thousand barrels spilled each day, expert estimate the damage at 60,000 barrels or over 2.5 million gallons daily.

Perhaps we’d know more if BP hadn’t barred independent engineers from inspecting the breach…

Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by BP, has made a $270 million profit from the disaster…

The Interior Department’s Louisiana branch was closely fraternizing with the oil industry. The Minerals Management Service, the agency within the department that oversees offshore drilling, routinely accepted gifts from oil companies and even considered itself a part of the oil industry…

While BP is putting on a nice face, even pledging $500 million to assess the impacts of the spill, it has all the while been trying to ensure that it won’t be held liable for those same impacts.

Just after the Deepwater explosion, surviving employees were held in solitary confinement, while Transocean flacks made them waive their rights to sue. BP then did the same with fishermen it contracted to help clean up the spill…

ZENITH at work…

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