BP’s Cleaning Only Skims the Surface

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“Anything BP does and doesn’t do is to preserve their profits and their future ability to operate in the United States, no more, no less.” That’s according to “Martha,” a hazardous waste worker in the Gulf, who joins us via Skype anonymously to report on the conditions workers are facing cleaning up BP’s mess.

“Martha” has been reporting on conditions to the blog The Political Carnival, where more of her stories of workers being fired, prisoner labor used in cleanup, improper training and safety conditions, and of course, following the money around the trail of contracts and confusion that is the Gulf Coast post-Deepwater Horizon.