What Happened on the BP Oil Rig?


Article by Rex Weyler in The Tyee.

“BP, by all accounts, is guilty of criminal negligence, but it would be a mistake to pass this off as an anomaly. These safety violations reflect the habits of industrial culture. BP will send some scapegoat packing and claim they’ve learned their lesson. But we’ve witnessed this before at Bhopal in 1984, at Chernobyl in 1986, at the Marcopper Mine in the Philippines in 1996, in Seveso Italy, at Love Canal, Banqiao Dam in China, gold mines in Romania, and in Minimata Japan for four murderous decades, as Chisso Chemical poisoned an innocent fishing village.

“This disaster isn’t just human error. It is the natural consequence of our society’s practice of harvesting nature for profit.”

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