Tuesday, June 29, 2010

EPA vs. BP

A month ago the Environmental Protection Agency ordered BP to stop spraying so much dispersant on oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon well and to find a less toxic alternative to the chemical it was using.

BP is still spraying the same stuff - under the brand name Corexit - that led to EPA concerns in May. Although it has decreased the total amount used, BP has exceeded the recommended daily level of 15,000 gallons sprayed beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. And so far, neither BP nor the EPA has found an effective but less toxic alternative to Corexit.

Meanwhile, federal scientists confirmed this week what University of South Florida researchers and others had found: plumes of tiny oil droplets that stretch for miles underwater, which "is consistent with chemically dispersed oil." Some of it, they found, had oozed into more shallow waters close to shore.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/27/1704063/bp-still-using-high-levels-of.html

I guess we elected BP president in 2008. They seem to get away with everything.

1 comment:

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