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Australian version of 60 Minutes looks at the health catastrophe caused by BP using dispersants in 2010 (Video)

August 20, 2013

In the summer of 2010, BP used Corexit oil dispersants to make the catastrophe look less severe, but little was known at the time about the long-term environmental effects of the chemicals used. Subsequent studies have shown that the chemicals increased the toxicity of the spill by as much as 52 times.

Australia’s 60 Minutes national television program has broadcast its investigation about BP and Corexit, saying that the oil giant has, in effect, carpet-bombed Americans along the Gulf of Mexico coast, creating a “health catastrophe.”

“When petroleum giant BP spilled millions of litres of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, it was the worst ever offshore oil disaster. Now, this environmental disaster is a health catastrophe,” 60 Minutes says in its Special Report, Crude Solution – Part 1.

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  • Cal Robinson August 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Why did we have to find out about this from the Australian 60 Minutes?

    Why have American journalists not covered this?

    I’m sick to my stomach at what BP has been allowed to do to our beautiful Gulf.

  • Big time August 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    No problem Mary. Just make sure to put the hazmat suits on before you hit the beach.

  • CrazyOldPunk August 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I would say it depends on were you live. If your in Louisiana I would stay as far as possible from the water. If your in Pensacola I would say swim at your own risk.

  • Mary August 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I just finished watching this video…OMG it was/is scary as h—l! Does anyone have any idea how long this threat will last? My grandchildren from another state come down during the summer and love to go to the beach. From this video I would think it is still not safe for them to go in the water. True or false?