New Orleans, LA – Investigators with the Government Accountability Project are talking with workers who responded to the spill, as well as people concerned about health issues they suspect are linked to chemical exposure. The statements will be used to document workplace safety violations that may have been committed by the oil company or its subcontractors that could put public health at risk. A spokesman for the group based in Washington, D.C., says it also offers advice to other organizations, such as unions and environmental groups, about federal and state laws that protect whistleblowers. Sworn statements gathered this week could result in Congressional hearings and government investigations.
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