Showing posts with label Dispersant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dispersant. Show all posts

Friday, July 30, 2010

Florida Oil Spill | Corexit Corrects It?

Corexit 9500
As Florida Oil Spill litigation continues, experts retained by plaintiffs lawyers are beginning their questions about the efficacy and long-term impact of dispersant on the surface and as injected into the oil-flow at depth. Attorneys are beginning to see As we first noted here, dispersant was injected into the oil at depth. 

The Federal government allegedly approved use of more than 1.8 million gallons of Corexit dispersant in the Gulf. Most of it was Corexit 9500. Tulane University has used infrared spectrometry to determine the chemical makeup of the orange blobs found in animals and larvae. Testing detected the signature for Corexit, the dispersant BP used in the Deepwater Horizon efforts. Erin Gray, a Tulane biologist, told the Huffington Post Thursday.

"Corexit is in the water column, just as we thought, and it is entering the bodies of animals. And it's probably having a lethal impact there," said Susan Shaw, director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute also according to the Huffington Post.

This video investigative report covers the potential for long term impact on Florida's marine environment.

Florida Oil Spill Environmental Impact