Posts Tagged “dispersants”

Researchers debate dispersant oil spill remedy

Oil industry maintains that dispersants should be part of routine response to deep-water blowouts. No aspect of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was more controversial than the decision to pump massive doses of chemical dispersant into the oil gushing from 1,500 metres down (see ‘Deep cleaning’). Advocates said that […]

Investigators urge more research on oil spill dispersants

Originally published on the Daily Comet. BATON ROUGE — The Government Accountability Office says more research is needed on possible environmental problems that could result from using oil spill dispersants to break up an oil spill, as BP PLC did after the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The GAO, the investigative arm of […]

Horrific Injuries Linked to BP Dispersant Corexit

Originally published on By Cameron Langford, Courthouse News Service Exposure to chemical dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill left a commercial diver with seizures, unable to walk and going blind – and two members of his dive team committed suicide, the man claims in Harris County Court. David Hogan and […]

Can they really Fix BP’s Big Fix?

Originally published on Triple Pundit. By Carol Pierson Holding BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with “This was the Gulf’s best tourism season in years.” In the sixty-second spot, businesses in Gulf cities like New Orleans and Panama City Florida invite tourists to come back. The ad is gorgeously filmed. Sparkling […]

Volunteers sought for studies into oil spill’s health effects

Originally published on Volunteers are being sought to participate in a long-term study on the impact of the BP oil spill on cleanup workers and anglers. Gloria Horning, a spokeswoman for the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies, or BRACE, is recruiting the volunteers.

8 projects will lead oil-spill restoration work in Gulf

Originally published in the Sun Herald. By HOLBROOK MOHR – Associated Press JACKSON — Citing “widespread and extensive” damage from the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of state and federal environmental officials said Wednesday it’s important to begin restoration and listed eight proposed projects to kick off the effort. The target […]

What Are The Ingredients In The Dispersants Used In The BP Oil Spill Cleanup?

Originally published on written by Adriene Hill Easy Answer: Just ask the EPA. To help clean up all that oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has been dousing the area with something called a chemical dispersant, which breaks down the oil into small droplets. The government say nearly 1.8 million gallons of the […]

Gulf oyster die-off, BP oil Corexit might link

Originally published in Deborah Dupre, Human Rights Examiner Gulf marine life die-off continues Amid the ongoing human right to health crisis along the Gulf of Mexico coast since the 2010 BP oil catastrophe, Florida State scientists now head to the Gulf’s Florida Panhandle this week to research where oystermen are pulling up dead oysters from beds. The […]