BP Lied To Its Sickened Cleanup Workers

BP had a mess to clean up after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that left 11 rig workers dead and millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. That oil eventually washed along the shores of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and BP offered lucrative to pay to people that helped the company clean the beaches.

However, because these workers dealt with dangerous, toxic chemicals like crude oil and the highly toxic dispersant Corexit, thousands of workers suffered ailments of varying types, reported USA Today. In response, BP either misled or ordered workers reporting illnesses to visit BP-provided medical professionals that underdiagnosed the workers before sending them back to work.

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