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After Isaac exposes oil, BP aims to dig it out

lubbockonline.com (AP) -- BP PLC said Tuesday it wants to aggressively clean up buried oil exposed on Louisiana's beaches by Hurricane Isaac's churning waves.

The company said it has asked for permission to dig deep into beaches and remove oil buried since a BP well blew out on April 20, 2010, leading to the nation's largest offshore spill and killing 11 workers.

But digging deep to remove oil can bring its own problems — it can be harmful to creatures that live on beaches or feed on them and it also may lead to erosion by loosening up sand. Erosion is a constant worry in Louisiana because the state is losing land at an alarming rate.

The Coast Guard said it was reviewing BP's plans. The cleanup was restricted mostly to the surface of ecologically sensitive beaches, such as those on national wildlife refug


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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:11:05 PM


The bottom line for BP is, "Garret Graves, a coastal aide to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, said the state was reviewing BP's deep-cleaning proposal. But he accused BP of not doing a good enough job in finding what oil remained along the Louisiana coast before Isaac hit."

BP will never do 'enough' unless forced to do so.
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 3:57:41 PM

Cheepo: They care more about wild life than humans!!!!!

If you haven't noticed, without wildlife there are no humans. The same toxic materials and pollution that kills wildlife will kill human life, as well.

Remember when we actually taught science in school?
Point__man
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:02:05 AM

catch22
Cheepo
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:05:43 AM

They care more about wild life than humans!!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:56:48 AM

ok
tutaw
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:33:23 AM

What a MESS
rsm315
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:01:39 AM

Clean it Up I still Wont use BP Products
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:52:14 AM

Catch 22, damned if you do - damned if you don't
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:44:37 AM

Clean it up!
METEOR49
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:42:51 AM

i agree with jiml1965 ,at least they are trying .
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:40:52 AM

Good for them and us.
jiml1965
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:39:14 AM

sounds like BP wants to do the right thing
kyjlh
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:38:42 AM

Ok
torch347
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:28:37 AM

No matter what they do the environment and people living in the area will pay the price. Which is the lesser of two evils? Leave the oil, or dig up the beach.
pulpwood
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:28:30 AM

BP is down here everyday cleaning the beaches.
2khawk
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:28:26 AM

I haven't heard anything about this newly exposed oil on national news.
Gman2011MI
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:28:12 AM

let them clean it. in the long run it will be better.....
PTBpricer
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:26:53 AM

I agree with beohbeNJ.

"Damned if they do and damned if they don't."
AuburnTim
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:25:19 AM

BP needs to do something their PR lately has been bad
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:23:33 AM

It needs to be cleaned up
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:22:19 AM

"Enviromental Impact Statement!"
beohbeNJ
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:22:14 AM

Damned if they do and damned if they don't.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:21:07 AM

ok
oldred11
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:20:46 AM

Hurricane as a cleanup tool. Who would have thought. . .
Digger5
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:20:07 AM

Which is the lesser of two evils? Leave the oil, or dig up the beach.
curlypooh
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:20:05 AM

Exxon still has oil in the ground in Alaska.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:20:02 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:19:15 AM

public relations
savannahoaks
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:18:17 AM

If they aren't allowed to clean it up, don't complain that they aren't doing enough.
Ticobird
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:17:51 AM

At least BP wants to do what they think is right to correct the problem.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:17:49 AM

"But digging deep to remove oil can bring its own problems — it can be harmful to creatures that live on beaches or feed on them and it also may lead to erosion by loosening up sand."

I would think that all that buried oil would also be a problem, that digging it up would help fix.
teegeesp
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:17:22 AM

ok
RobertSpratt
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:15:45 AM

Okay
Jebeahm
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:15:24 AM

this stuff will keep showing up for years. Look at Alaska
reff5577
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:15:13 AM

BP WILL STILL BE CLEANING THIS MESS UP FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS!!!
jpd683
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:15:06 AM

Every one in the group said the oil was still there on the ocean floor.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:15:04 AM

They'll be finding oil for many more years.
tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:14:59 AM

After Isaac exposes oil, BP aims to dig it out? Let the state Biologist and the state Environmentalist determine if areas of the beach need to be dug out or not. Disturbing or disrupting sea and land life may be detrimental to their health and well being when exposed to more and more crude oil and disturbed deposits.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:14:10 AM

I told you so.
tauro514
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:14:09 AM

okay.
GatorDone
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:13:51 AM

Just do it!
WILDCAT112
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:13:43 AM

Imagine this happening BP should have been watched more closely ever who was overseeing the clean up should be held accountable
JCUBE
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:13:26 AM

at least they're doing something
PENNYPINCHR
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:13:19 AM

Get it cleaned up already..................
vrossi46
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:13:10 AM

keep cleaning
Skiwi11
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:12:43 AM

Truth be known we are still paying for their mistake
hooky
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:12:00 AM

Go for it!
grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:11:49 AM

are they sure its all from the BP blowout?
tman70
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:10:48 AM

They have anobligation, but what if they screw this up to?
tman70
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:10:47 AM

They have an obligation, but what if they screw this up to?
Beboper
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:10:25 AM

they should have done that a long time ago
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