BP Executive says Gulf of Mexico is big enough to handle spill…and then admits his job is on the line. However, he and his company are still avoiding critical questions


Latest ‘cap’ effort postponed? Secret mud-filled barge in harbor?

Statement from Attorney Stuart Smith:

“It is interesting that Tony Hayward of BP has told the British press that his job is on the line. See this link,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/may/13/bp-boss-admits-mistakes-gulf-oil-spill, where he also says

In an interview with the Guardian at BP’s crisis centre in Houston, Hayward also insisted that the leaked oil and the estimated 400,000 gallons of dispersant which BP has pumped into the sea to try to disperse the slick were relatively “tiny” amounts. “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume,” he said.”

“Our statements earlier this week after the congressional hearings (www.gulfoildisasterrecovery.com) about human health risks clearly disagree with his assessment. Mr. Hayward and BP have lots of questions to answer. Maybe, if he can’t deal with the human health risks, he can answer questions about what exactly is on board the Damon Bankston, a boat which has been docked in Port Fourchon with mud from the DEEPWATER HORIZON site. Supposedly, the FBI and other federal agencies are holding the boat.

Also, Louisiana sources tell us the latest capping effort has been postponed until the weekend. What’s going on, BP?”

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