23 Apr '18, 11pm

8 Years After BP Oil Spill, Sick Cleanup Workers Still Waiting for Day in Court

8 Years After BP Oil Spill, Sick Cleanup Workers Still Waiting for Day in Court

On the eighth anniversary of the BP oil spill, Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré stood in front of the New Orleans Federal Court House and called “bullshit” on the court’s handling of claims made by those who participated in the cleanup efforts. Thousands of workers BP hired to clean up the spill that polluted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 have claimed exposure to oil and the dispersant has made them sick and still have not had their day in court. “It’s a crying damn shame we’ve allowed this in America,” Honoré said. “ Guess who don’t have their life back? The people who did the cleanup, the people who have to go home and get public assistance to stay alive, and it’s had an impact on their family,” Honoré said on April 20 at a rally aimed at seeking justice for cleanup workers. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré at April 20 rally in New Orleans. Honoré joined cleanup workers and the...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/04/23/8-years-bp-oil-spil...

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