Oil Dispersants negative - BP will not stop using toxic...

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BP will not stop using toxic dispersants no matter what Center for Biological Diversity 2014 (“Dispersants”, http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/public_lands/energy/dirty_energy_development/oil_and_gas/gulf_oil_spill/dispersants.html) BP used two dispersants called Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A. These products are significantly more toxic and less effective than other available EPA-approved dispersants . Of the 18 dispersants approved for use by the EPA, seven were found to be less toxic than the Corexit products, and some were 10 times less toxic. Six of seven safer dispersants were found to be more effective on southern Louisiana crude oil than the Corexit products. Two were found to be 100 percent effective compared to the 55 and 63 percent effectiveness of the Corexit products. Although approved by the EPA, formulations of Corexit 9500 and 9527 were banned from use in the United Kingdom in 1998 because laboratory tests found them harmful to marine life that inhabits rocky shores. BP’s use of the more toxic, less effective Corexit dispersants is under scrutiny since the company that manufactures these dispersants, Nalco Co., has ties to the oil industry
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