BP Allegedly Stops Using Chemical Underwater Dispersals…

..And Claims No Negative Impacts

This just in, along with BP’s self-aggrandizing claims that they have 400 people working on the oil spill: Supposedly, they have stopped using underwater chemical dispersing solvents to keep the oil from reaching the surface. We would like to claim a victory, or at least call it success, but it’s so hard to get a straight answer out of BP that it’s not quite time for a celebration. It wasn’t all that long ago that they said there was no oil coming out from the well. Then it was a small amount, a few thousand gallons. Yesterday that turned into over 2 million gallons a day. Now they’re going to say they’ve stopped using oil spill clean up solvents. So it could be millions of gallons that were affected by the solvents that are 4 times more toxic than the oil itself, even.

Meanwhile, BP says the use of dispersing solvents from aircraft to the surface will continue. US military is still putting up fences and barriers at the beaches, and BP is also taking advantage of the calmer seas to light the surface on fire in an attempt to burn off the oil before it makes its way to the shoreline.

We’re not quite done yet though. BP was quick to add that even though they’ve decided not to use it any more, there are no negative environmental impacts. Right. Sure there aren’t. We believe them…. or we will, as soon as they manage to stick to one story, speak the truth the first time, and stop trying to candy-coat and double-speak everything that fails.

We’ll be happy to share that as good news… as soon as we have reason to believe it’s true.

Do you have any news or ideas on the Gulf oil spill clean up? Give us a shout on the contact page for Protect the Ocean.


1 reply
  1. Syl AL Tukhaim says:

    The EPA has approved the use of chemical dispersants to poison the water. It is time to create a better environmental agency to protect our oceans. We have toxins in the water everywhere. Big coal polluted the land with their storage of coal waste and big oil has destroyed the gulf for at least the next 10 years. All ocean drilling should be banned.


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