Using Dispersants Makes Oil Spills Worse, Scientists Find


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I hate to say I told you so -- and I won't. Not exactly. But ever since I first discovered that there were myriad environmental and health risks involved in dumping a toxic chemical dispersant on the Gulf in order to break up the oil, I've been working to keep you abreast of those dangers. And now, it appears that many of the concerns of experts I spoke with around the Gulf have come to pass. Scientists have determined that the dispersant Corexit, of which over 1 million gallons were dumped into the Gulf, actually exacerbated the damage done by the spill.

Read more over at Think Progress Green.

Tags: Gulf Oil Spill | Oil | Oil Spill | United States

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