Archive for January, 2015

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

January 28th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

A 2012 study by researchers at Oregon State University found that BP oil spill cleanup workers and local residents were exposed to high levels of toxic chemicals. The toxic chemicals, known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs, were found in water samples at sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida where BP oil spill cleanup

EPA Proposes New Oil Spill Dispersant Standards

January 14th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended comprehensive changes in the standards and procedures for the use of oil spill dispersants to combat future spills. The recommendations include tighter standards for toxicity levels in oil spill dispersant chemicals. The new standards would protect both surface and undersea marine life from the toxic effects of

BP Oil Spill Claims Deadline Extended to June 8

January 7th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

A recent Supreme Court decision extended the deadline for filing BP oil spill claims to June 8, 2015. The extended deadline has allowed many businesses that had not previously filed BP oil spill claims to recover damages from the 2010 disaster. A Florida newspaper report showed that companies that had been denied claims by the