Tuesday, July 24, 2007

BP vs Chicago Tribune

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With all the recent hype about environmental issues, it is no surprise that we will see reports regarding the environment. In fact, recently the Chicago Tribune just ran an article about BP polluting the environment. Now we cannot just have 1 side of the story right? So BP has published a paper regarding how they are minimizing pollution. They have also included their plant Fact Sheet right here. Ultimately it is up to you the reader to decide for yourselves what is right and what is wrong. However we have to look at both sides of the story.

Here are some of the key points from the paper:

1) Only treated water is released into Lake Michigan, in fact it is more than 99.9% water — not sludge. All sludge is treated separately, according to state and federal requirements, and never discharged into Lake Michigan.

2) Energy security and diversity: BP plans to spend more than $3 billion to modernize
the Whiting Refinery to process additional heavy crude oil from Canada, a secure and
reliable source.

3) Modern technology: BP operate a modern wastewater plant in Whiting today and plan
to invest about $150 million to enhance the refinery’s wastewater treatment capability.

Full article can be found Here

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