Protesters at the London AGM criticise the company’s use of a chemical dispersant and say the ecological disaster is far from over
Around a dozen protesters gathered outside the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands to raise awareness of the plight of those living in the wake of the spill and BP’s involvement in the Canadian tar sands.
Derrick Evans, a managing adviser from Gulf Port Mississippi for the Gulf Coast Fund, said the ecological disaster is not over. “The oil is not gone. It is very evident to me that the general perception is that BP made a big mess and BP did a big clean-up, and that normalcy has returned. I’m here to tell you nothing could be further from the truth,” he said.
He criticised BP’s use of the chemical dispersant Corexit to break up oil spills into globules, which then sink to the bottom of the seabed. “With temperature changes in the water we still continue to see that sunken oil rise and make its way to shore,” he said. MORE