Cleaning Up the BP Oil Spill & Preventive measures For Sick Workers

May 30th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

May 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The latest incident of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has raised the hackles of Congressmen and ordinary citizens alike. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has asked the British Petroleum authorities to invest as much as as $ 1 billion for cleaning up the estuaries and wetlands that have been affected by the oil slick.

The contractors who have been entrusted to provide workers for cleaning up the site, however, denied that more workers have been sent to Grand Isle only because of the impending visit by President Obama. Donald Nalty a representative of Environmental Safety & Health categorically stated that the idea of sending an additional 400 workmen for cleaning up the oil slick affected area was taken much before he knew about the visit by the President.

This attempt at cleaning up by the US is its largest effort ever remarked the President Barack Obama. This disaster has gained gigantic proportions as sources reported on as many as 19,000 barrels of oil being poured out into the ocean every day. The BP has so far failed to stem the flow from the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

More than one worker was taken sick after the planes sprayed several chemical dispersants into the ocean in an attempt to clean up the gulf. The sick workers were afflicted by headaches, nausea as well as breathing problems.

A spokesman for BP has stated that the organization had been providing safety equipment for protection of workers. Boots, hard hats as well as glasses and safety suits are being provided to the sick workers as and when needed. Regular air quality tests along with checking the workers for irritant exposures are also part of the BP’s current damage control measures.

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