BP ordered 125 fishermen using their boats for the cleanup effort to go home late Tuesday after four workers fell ill. A bartender reported after the call with a friend in Venice, Louisiana witnessed a fisherman back from a BP cleanup trip who “busted his skull” as he fainted from his boat onto the dock.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday May 27, 2010 6:00 am|
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday May 26, 2010 12:15 pm|
Alaska professor Rick Steiner explained that there are two kinds of booms: one absorbent, one non-absorbent. The absorbent type are thrown away after use, but the non-absorbent ones should be cleaned and reused. “The booms being placed in the dumpster in this photo are containment booms, which should be cleaned and reused, not thrown away,” said Steiner.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday May 26, 2010 11:15 am|
I pull into a parking space and Ivan and I talk about what to do. I turn my head and watch two National Guard members pull up their golf cart to a green dumpster. They unload big, orange oil booms one by one from the back of the cart, and throw them into the dumpster.