Here is a little information about the chemical that will be sprayed by Nalco into the Gulf of Mexico to break up the oil slick. The theory is the chemical will cause the oil to decompose and fall to the bottom of the sea where bacteria will consume the oil. The balance in nature will be restored - or so that is the hope.
If you click the above pictures and links, you can read the product sheet and the safety data sheet.
Nalco (NYSE:NLC), confirmed today it is providing oil dispersants and support to BP and the responders dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company will continue to provide these dispersants as requested for as long as responders have the need.
“To date sales related to these dispersants have not had a material financial impact on our company,” said Nalco Chairman and CEO Erik Fyrwald. “But it is impossible to predict at this time how long this incident will last or the magnitude of the overall response needed.”