Tuesday, 24 July 2007

My Personal View

Have you heard about the chicago tribune article recently? The Chicago Tribune had publish an article about their factory in Whiting, Indiana. The article was not that bad really but they managed to leave out quite a few strong facts that would have made it even better. Instead, they put BP and it’s practices in a negative light. They stated that the BP factory was dumping 54 percent ammonia and 35 percent sludge into Lake Michigan, with permission. However BP have plans to spent some $3 billion to modernise the plant just to create energy security and diversity so the people in Indiana can benifits with it. BP will give the assurance that only treated water will be flowed into Lake Michigan within legal limits to ensure that it won't harm the people or the environment.

I know it has many companies and corporations expand their business without concern the environment. Many of them only think about profits and how to cut expenses. So the environment issue has become a very sensitive topic. Many Environmentalists are furious of the situation and push companies to constantly dispose their factory waste in the environmentally friendly. As a reader I am keen to know both sides of the story and did some research before I share my conclusion. While surfing the net to find out more about BP, I found that they have about 1,700 employees and another 1,500 contract workers. The planned modernization will create new jobs for about 2,000 contract workers during peak construction, as well as an estimated 80 full-time BP employees when complete. Personally I think its great that they have a promising future and looks like the company itself has look forward to work itself for more years to come. Read more about the BP Whiting Refinery Fact Sheet here. And lets hear your side of the story.

Take note of this objective;

-Only treated water into Lake Michigan
-Well within legal limits
-No harm to people or the environment
-Continuous improvement
-Modern technology
-Collaborative, transparent approach
-Fuel for the Midwest
-Jobs now and in the future


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