As a Fort Worth Benzene Toxic Spill attorney, I read with interest the following article regarding BP’s petroleum operations in Alaska. The last pristine wild-life area in the world is at great risk for an environmental disaster of immense proportions. This another in a series of articles that I am writing regarding the toxic exposure we are experiencing.
The huge pipeline system that moves oil, gas and waste throughout BP’s petroleum operations in Alaska, has severe corrosion, according to an internal report.
The report states that 148 BP pipelines on Alaska’s North Slope have received an “F-rank’ from the company.
Most of those lines carry toxic or flammable substances, and many of the metal walls of the F-ranked pipes are worn to within a few thousandths of an inch of bursting, according to the document, risking an explosion or spills.