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Dispersant

Current Emergency Regulations a Recipe for Disaster

Riki Ott | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Riki Ott

Regulating by emergency orders gives the distinct impression that the government is wholly unprepared to deal with safe handling of ultra-hazardous oils. Maybe it's time to take a good look at what we are doing and where we are heading before creating an energy future that may be slowing national productivity, not building it.

BP Gulf Disaster Act Two: The Corexit Calamity

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

Now that BP's spurting oil well has apparently been shut in, it would be nice to think that the worst is over and all that remains now is the long, slow process of cleaning up the mess.

Countering BP's PR: Deception by Dispersal; The Great Gulf Oil Tragedy

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

BP's intent all along has been to bury the oil underwater and keep it out of sight. Some biologists agree that keeping it underwater and out of the marshes is best. But many fishermen think once it gets on the bottom, it can't be retrieved.

Q&A PART 1: Gulf Coast Oil Spill and Your Health -- The Basics

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

There's a lot of speculation and unanswered questions going around about what the gulf oil leak means for the health of people living and working in the region. In this post, I give some answers.

Gulf Oil Cleanup: Largely Untested 'Dispersant' Chemicals Are 'Promising' But Create Environmental Trade-Offs

AP | JASON DEAREN and RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROBERT, La. — A massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has become the testing ground for a new technique where a potent mix of chemicals is shot...

OSHA Limits Don't Protect Gulf Coast Workers

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

As someone who works in the field of occupational medicine, I'm familiar with the "OSHA says it's safe" argument. I also know that it's dead wrong.

Dispersants Demonstrate Flaws in Chemical Policy

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

The Gulf is in the throes of a life-threatening emergency, but there have been serious questions about the "treatment" BP has chosen to use.

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Getting Sick, Scientist Compares It To Exxon Valdez

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Deja Vu." That's how marine toxicologist and Huffington Post blogger Rikki Ott described the similarity of events surrounding the failing health of ...

Gulf Oil Spill Air Quality Updates: Louisiana

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

The oil spilling into the Gulf, and the dispersants being sprayed on the oil, contain some chemicals that evaporate into the air and could be carried ...