Whistleblower Says BP Oil Platform Poses "Imminent Danger"
A Whistleblower alleges BP's Atlantis Oil Platform poses an imminent danger.
Here we go again
Kenneth Abbott, a former British Petroleum contractor on the oil platform Atlantis, has turned whistleblower, warning that the platform faces "present and imminent danger." He claims the danger is potentially far worse than even the Deepwater Horizon, which exploded two years ago. He has brought a lawsuit against BP, which states that the company failed to keep required safety records for the safety procedures on the platform. The Atlantis Project is located 150 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to commondrerams.org..."Back in 2010, Food and Water Watch, which joined Abbott's lawsuit, warned that the massive Deepwater Horizon oil disaster foreshadowed another Gulf of Mexico disaster caused by BP's Atlantis platform. At that time, Wenohnah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, said, 'We have evidence that Atlantis is unsafe and is in danger of creating an even worse spill than the one caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion.'"
The United States government joined in some of Abbott's claims after an independent reviewer concurred with many of his complaints. However, the Federal Bureau of Ocean Management (evidently in the pocket of BP) has determined that the lack of safety records poses no threat. It's nice to know how diligently our government is looking out for the safety of our environment.
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