BP Atlantis Platform Faces ‘Present and Imminent Danger’ According to Whistleblower

Atlantis PlatformVia Common Dreams:

A whistleblower who has a standing lawsuit against BP has argued this week that the company’s Atlantis Project, located 150 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, faces “present and imminent danger.”

The whistleblower, Kenneth Abbott, is a former BP contractor on the Atlantis. His lawsuit says that BP failed to keep required records of the safety systems for the Atlantis.

Back in 2010, Food & Water Watch, which joined Abbott’s lawsuit, warned that the massive Deepwater Horizon oil disaster foreshadowed another Gulf of Mexico disaster caused by BP’s Atlantis platform. At that time, Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, said, “We have evidence that Atlantis is unsafe and is in danger of creating an even worse spill than the one caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion.”

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2 Comments on "BP Atlantis Platform Faces ‘Present and Imminent Danger’ According to Whistleblower"

  1. Jin The Ninja | Mar 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm |

    when it spills and poisons people and destroys a marine/coastal environment for the next 200 years, let’s all remember how this isn’t BP’s fault, or neither how human action affects gaia in any capacity :/.

    • gwen jackson | Mar 27, 2012 at 7:12 am |

      I thought the last spill proved that spills are nothing to worry about? Haven’t you seen the commercials? Apparently the spill was the best thing that ever happened to the gulf.
      And if Gaia  doesn’t like it, there are plenty more planets for us to destroy. We’re all made of the same spacedust, connected and together, manifest destiny, universe belongs to us, blahblahblah Neil Degrasse Tyson said so and it’s, like, so awesome.

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