"Did BP's Oil-Dissolving Chemical Make the Spill Worse?"

"BP succeeded in sinking the oil from its blown well out of sight — and keeping much of it away from beaches and marshes last year — by dousing the crude with nearly 2 million gallons of toxic chemicals. But the impact on the ecosystem as a whole may have been more damaging than the oil alone."

Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 06/03/2011

Companies Seek Dismissal of Some Gulf Spill Claims Against Them

"In the first substantive hearing of the consolidated litigation over last year's Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, corporate defendants told U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier Thursday that claims for economic damage, claims by first responders who got sick from cleaning up the oil, and suits by environmental advocacy groups should be dismissed."

Source: New Orelans Times-Picayune, 05/27/2011


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