Gallery: Dispersants Used in Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Could be 52 Tim...


In efforts to mitigate the devastating underwater petroleum leak caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010, BP used controversial oil-dispersing chemicals that have long been suspected to do more harm than good. The clean-up—in which two million gallons of dispersant were combined with crude oil—created a mixture that could be 52-times more toxic than oil alone, according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico.

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  1. gaetanomarano December 3, 2012 at 11:50 am

    SCOOP: The tool able to stop the oil spill in the early days of May!!!

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