In this article Casey DeMoss Roberts takes a closer look at dispersants, specifically various forms of Corexit, the versions being used in massive amounts in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Check out the entire article, but we’re sharing the conclusion here, which echoes what scientist have been saying for weeks now – the use of Corexit, or any other toxic dispersant, in this volume and at this level has never been done. EPA is simply nodding in agreement with BP’s use of the Gulf of Mexico as their own personal science project. I’d prefer we didn’t dump first, measure second.
We do, however, know the result of dispersant use in other large oil spills, which you can read about here. If you aren’t calling/writing or otherwise yelling at your local, state and federal officials, as well as the EPA, every day demanding answers and the elimination of dispersants, then you haven’t read enough about the potential short and long term consequences to North America. Continue reading