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Link Expanding Off-Shore Oil Drilling will lead to more Oil Spills The Government Accountability Project, April 19, 2013 , Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? - See more at: http://www.whistleblower.org/program-areas/public- health/corexit#sthash.g6JDkUyC.dpuf The BP spill was the worst environmental disaster in American history, but the government's consent to BP's use of Corexit has caused long-term human and ecological tragedies that may be worse than the original spill. As deepwater drilling expands off U.S. coasts, it is inevitable that other incidents will occur. Renewed reliance on Corexit is planned for future oil spills, and BP has declared it will continue to use the deadly dispersant as long as the government permits doing so. - See more at: http://www.whistleblower.org/program-areas/public-health/corexit#sthash.g6JDkUyC.dpuf
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Internal Link Corexit Dispersants Worsen Oil Spills by 52 Times Dr. Susan D. Shaw, PhD , Marine Environmental Research Institute, 2014 , Three Years Later: Corexit Dispersants Worsened Gulf Oil Spill, http://www.meriresearch.org/CorexitWorsenedImpacts/tabid/366/Default.aspx Last week was the third anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in US history. Despite BP’s Disney-like TV  ad campaign and the country’s collective amnesia, the Gulf is deeply damaged by this oil spill and BP’s wanton use of toxic chemicals to hide it. In May 2010, a month after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, I dove into the  Gulf of Mexico oil slick to assess the controversial use of Corexit dispersants on the then-hemorrhaging oil. In my  statement  as a member of the Department of the Interior’s Strategic Sciences Working Group, I predicted the spill  would result in a legacy of long-term damage to wildlife and chronic illness in people. As an environmental health  scientist, I have maintained that there is no safe level of exposure to cancer-causing compounds in oil. I also  predicted the decimation of deepwater corals, species long known to be sensitive to the Corexit-oil mixture, and the death of dolphins from unavoidable inhalation of the mixture as they surfaced to breathe.   By sinking the oil to the sea floor, Corexit devastated the entire Gulf ecosystem from top to bottom. A recent study demonstrated that the Corexit-oil mixture is 52 times more toxic than oil alone in marine rotifers, zooplankton at the base of the food web. Concerns persist over fish deformities ( shrimp with no eyes ) and declines in the fish catch.
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