Oil Dispersant Harming Coral, Researchers Say

Jan 10, 2013
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The dispersant used to clean up the BP oil spill is “very toxic” to coral, according to a study by Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

Source: Heraldtribune

A new study found the dispersant used to break up more than 200 million gallons of crude from the BP oil in the Gulf of Mexico is deadlier to some coral species than the oil itself - a finding that could change how officials respond to future spills.

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