BP's dispersant allowed oil to penetrate beaches more deeply
- * BP's dispersant allowed oil to penetrate beaches more deeply.
In an attempt to deal with the 206 million gallons of light crude
oil erupting from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 BP unleashed
about 2.6 million gallons of Corexit dispersants in surface waters
and at the wellhead on the seafloor. From the beginning the wisdom
of that decision was questioned.
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