New Orleans, LA (AP) - Several companies hired to help BP respond to
the massive oil spill claim the company or one of its subcontractors owes them millions of dollars for their work.
Ricky Myers, who owns Rhino Construction in Bay St. Louis, Miss., said Tuesday that BP contractor O'Brien's Response Management owes him $650,000 for his company's work on cleaning up beaches and barrier islands after the spill.
Myers said BP officials have assured him the company has paid what it owes O'Brien's, but other subcontractors say BP deserves some blame. Matthew Creel, who owns a Carriere, Miss.-based excavation company, said he is owed $60,000 and suspects BP is "trying to worm out of paying."
A spokesman for O'Brien's said he is looking into the companies'
claims and couldn't immediately comment.
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