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Dispersant makes oil from spills 52 times more toxic

Dispersant makes oil spills 52 times more toxic

For microscopic animals living in the Gulf of Mexico, even worse than the toxic oil released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster may be the very oil dispersants used to clean it up, a new study finds. More than 2 million gallons (7.5 million liters) of oil dispersants called Corexit 9527A and 9500A were dumped into the gulf in an ... Read More »

BP admits to 11 counts of manslaughter

BP oil spill

Oil giant BP will fork over the largest criminal penalty in the history of the United States and plead guilty to criminal misconduct, sources report, with more charges possibly forthcoming over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The US Justice Department admitted Thursday afternoon that two BP employees have been indicted with manslaughter for their involvement ... Read More »