PBS: Scientist Shows How Corexit, Bacteria Disperse Oil

PBS has a great video and article on how dispersants are being used in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blow-out. The video is below.

The related article linked at the bottom has another video on using methane to measure the oil spill. The article starts:

On Thursday’s NewsHour, Spencer Michels reported on the ongoing controversy over the use of chemical dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico. BP has sprayed nearly 2 million gallons of dispersant — mostly a brand called Corexit — into the Gulf in order to break up the oil into smaller droplets that can be more readily consumed by microorganisms.

This is well worth a read.

Source: Scientist Studies Oil Dispersant’s Effects, Methane in the Gulf – PBS

  1. cate_long says

    It will be interesting to hear the outcome of this study…

    I really wish that the government would totally halt the use of Coreexit until it’s effect on marine life is understood.

    I fear that it’s Agent Orange all over again.

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