Crude oil is made 52x more toxic when combined with dispersant (VIDEO)

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Last week, I suggested you read Mark Hertsgaard's important piece in Newsweek about the lies BP told during the Gulf oil spill about their use of dispersant, which has made workers and Gulf residents sick. You should still read that, but if you want an engaging video summary of the story, Rachel Maddow had Mark on to discuss this story. Rachel opens the segment with a good background on which lies have been admitted to by BP and which they still need to be held accountable for.

Following the BP oil spill, a study has found that crude oil is made 52 times more toxic when combined with dispersant, so this is hugely important since oil companies are still using dispersants for oil spill cleanup.

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