BP Disaster

Did dispersants make BP disaster worse?

May 31, 2011

According to preliminary research by several Florida scientists, the combination of oil and Corexit, the chemical BP used to dissolve the slick, is more toxic to tiny plants and animals than the oil in most cases. And the chemicals may not have broken down the oil as well as expected.

Corexit and oil mixture tends to be more toxic to phytoplankton. Read Sarasota Herald Tribune.

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