July 3, 2010

h/t The Political Carnival

This needs to be investigated to find out if the allegations are true.

Allegations emerge BP is dumping sand to cover oil:

C.S.’s original goal was to gain access to some of the areas being guarded by BP contractors and deemed “off limits” to reporters, but yesterday he, along with Save Our Shores‘s Judson Parker, made an unexpected discovery.

They believe that BP has been dumping sand on the beaches in order to cover up oil. You can view some video Judson shot of the beach over here. Read on...

The above video apparently got the attention of Fox News who featured it in the segment below, and naturally they asked if there was any proof BP was doing the dumping, which there's not. When they're already trucking in sand for those berms and keeping everyone away from the areas covered in oil, I would not expect there to be any evidence unless some employee came forward and said this is what they are doing.

Pair that with this set of videos taken in Pensacola Florida and it raises more questions about what they're doing with this supposed "cleanup". h/t Hechicera

Pensacola Beach June 23rd:

Same beach (same videographer a few days later):

So questions. Are they trucking in sand and just covering up the mess? Are they trying to clean it up and the efforts just aren't doing a bit of good with the tides full of oil coming in and out? No matter what they're doing it doesn't appear to be making any difference. The beaches still have oil on them underneath the sand as the above video clips show. It would be nice if the media would get out there and demand some access to these sites and find out. If they are just dumping sand over the oil it needs to stop immediately.

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