Ex-BP Employee Becomes Whistleblower (VIDEO)

NEW ORLEANS, La. – As a BP contractor and liaison, Adam Dillon had rebuffed reporters’ attempts to observe cleanup operations in Grand Isle, LA, in June, before being promoted to the BP Command Center near Houma, LA. At the command center BP manages the private contractors running practically every aspect of the spill response. Dillon, a former U.S. Army Special Operations soldier, “has lost faith in the company in charge.”





Dillon says he was fired by BP after he took photos of chemical dispersants being used to break up the spill and brought them, along with his concerns, to the attention of his superiors. He was subsequently sacked but not before being “confined and interrogated.” Dillon has praise for his fellow crew workers and contractors, but he describes BP as being full of “cutthroat individuals.”

Doug Suttles, BP Chief Operating Officer, released a letter a few days ago saying in part:

“Recent media reports have suggested that individuals involved in the clean up operation have been prohibited from speaking to the media, and this is simply untrue. BP has not and will not prevent anyone working in the cleanup operation from sharing his or her own experiences or opinions.”

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