The EPA orders BP to switch to a less-toxic dispersant, and how does BP respond? It refuses the order and simply says that the current dispersant is the best option.
Wow, I cannot believe that the government is accepting BP's response!
BP has rebuffed demands from government officials and environmentalists to use a less-toxic dispersant to break up the oil from its massive offshore spill, saying that the chemical product it is now using continues to be "the best option for subsea application."
On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave the London-based company 72 hours to replace the dispersant Corexit 9500 or to describe in detail why other dispersants fail to meet environmental standards.
For further information: Nalco Uses COREXIT® 9527 Oil Dispersant to Combat Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico
Source: Los Angeles Times
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