July 8th, 2010
07:46 PM ET

Video: BP dumping waste in Mississippi?

Randi Kaye | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Filed under: Oil • Randi Kaye
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Kaye Kiker

    Has Waste Management, Inc's (WMI) Operating Permit been altered to allow a foreign company to dump their waste from international waters in an American landfill? Their Permit spells out the "Service Area" they receive waste from...does it include out of service area waste? Florida refused to let anyone dump the BP waste in their landfill. Also, why is WMI, who has a long history of criminal activity and violations of environmental regulations, allowed to do business as usual? According to the USEPA, all landfills leak, even those with liners and leachate collection systems. How deep is it to the water table under the landfill?

    July 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm |
  2. M.R. Rajeswara Rao

    Its 81 days! And Oil is still spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. And no end to BP's mischief!

    July 9, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  3. Stephen

    BP is going to guarantee the safety of the land fill, Is this the same BP that guaranteed the safety of their well?

    July 9, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  4. David, Indiana

    Can the oil that is picked up be refined?

    July 9, 2010 at 1:01 am |
  5. Scott Grayban

    disgusting and shows the lack of care from BP still

    July 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  6. Susan Waddle

    Take it to the UK!

    July 8, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  7. Andforthenexttrick

    I bet, given the chance, he could quickly raise enough funds to buy a ship or tanker that's about to be decommissioned, load up the waste, ship it to the U.K. step off board and take a flight back to the better country...USA.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  8. marilyn murray

    So if Waste Management is separating the good from the bad,then where is the bad being dumped?

    July 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  9. sciencenews

    Where else are they supposed to take the waste, if people don't want it dumped in a landfill? Do they think it would be better to leave it on the beach?

    July 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  10. Adam

    Why is this oil allowed to be dumped but car oil is not? I hardly doubt the allow you to dump car oil at the landfill just because it has a liner

    July 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  11. Julie L

    This is yet another example of why I will NEVER do business with BP again!

    July 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  12. Annie Kate

    How does a city or a county not have the authority to determine what will and will not be in their landfill? The suggestion of taking the items being dumped and recycling them is a good one – and it would show that BP is interested in helping preserve the environment rather than just taking from the earth what they can profit on and not caring who or what they destroy along the way.

    July 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  13. Terry W. Brookman

    That's about par for the course, there greed is killing us all. God bless the people in Washington for all they have done for the people who they are supposed represent.

    July 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  14. Tammy Christine

    Sat next to a bp excutive on the plane ride home, he looked in to my eyes and told me " The boys out there are busting ass" in getting the relief wells finished. And bp's wallet is deep enough to fix all the damage. I believe him.. In good faith.

    July 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  15. Tom Davis

    This will cost Trillion$ and last for decades

    July 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  16. Pamie

    Can't believe this story..Yes I can! BP is in total control and decision making of their screwups aren't they. It becomes really scarey when the people of Harrison Co. Mississippi don't want any of BP's poison in their landfill but they don't have a say in it. Why doesn't the EPA, the Dept. of Interior or any Gov't agency demand that they load their garbage on one of their own boats and ship the crap back to their own country. Why do I have the feeling that we are somehow losing this battle..God Help Us!!!

    July 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  17. R

    Would the oil brake down the rubber liner under the landfill site??

    July 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  18. John Q. Public

    Do these people really think BP cares??

    July 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  19. Gail Thomas

    I'm outraged. I feel like kicking some BP ass, and I'm not violent.

    Why CAN'T they (BP) recycle this oil?

    July 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  20. J. Roger- Edmonton

    How far does BP have to go before the federal government steps in and actually runs the show rather than acting as BP's puppet?

    The world is sick of this, and it's time to stop.

    July 8, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  21. April

    Why is this happening in America? They "can" monitor the ground, but they won't. Thank you for continuing to expose these creeps for what they really are. Not that much will change.

    July 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
  22. Santnamor2013

    BP will need to build up their own landfill. It is not possible that such a municipal landfill will receive petrol-waste "for years to come".

    I believe that, now it is necessary to review the rules applied to a landfill in USA.

    Besides protecting the soil (which they claim that they do), it is necessary to avoid rainfall over the petrol-waste...it is necessary to use a special type of landfill!! not the brand new landfill of a small population...

    regards, ciao.

    July 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm |

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