24 Aug '11, 4pm

Report Sheds Light on Chemicals in Oil Dispersants

Earthjustice advocacy, litigation reveal dispersants’ dirty chemical secrets Pop quiz: nearly 2 million gallons of chemicals are about to be dumped into the ocean where they will mix with oil gushing from a blown out well. Do you: A. Study beforehand the chemicals’ effects on marine life? B. Study beforehand the chemicals’ effects on humans? C. Study beforehand what will happen when the chemicals mix with the oil? D. Just dump the chemicals in mass quantities without sufficient knowledge of their toxicity or of how they will affect marine life and humans? Well, following last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, answer D is exactly what happened. With millions of gallons of oil spurting from the blown-out well, chemical oil dispersants were applied in unprecedented amounts both at the ocean’s surface and underwater at the well head. A report released t...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-august/report-sheds-lig...

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