BP helping to pay VOO workers

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - By Patrice Clark – bio | email

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - BP is holding a two day session with Vessel Of Opportunity (VOO) workers. In the past, there have been problems with them getting paid in a timely manner. BP's helping them fill out forms and such.

According to BP's Lisa Houghton, there were 800 VOO workers at the height of the oil spill work. Now there's 150.

The reason the number has been cut is because there's less oil in the water now. Most of the folks still working are now helping with the submerged oil program that just started.

About 80 people have been helped during this two day session which started Wednesday. $1.3 million has been paid to VOO workers during this two day session.

"We're trying to bring the process to the people to help them get paid," Houghton said.

Next week they're holding a session in Alabama, but they're still trying to decide on future sessions.

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