07/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dispersants: EPA Informs BP To Use Less Toxic Chemicals To Break Up Spill

The Environmental Protection Agency informed BP officials late Wednesday that the company has 24 hours to choose a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to government sources familiar with the decision, and must apply the new form of dispersants within 72 hours of submitting the list of alternatives.