Impact of Gulf Spill’s Underwater Dispersants Is Examined – NYTimes.com

Posted by Trish Riley, August 26, 2011


In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP sought and obtained permission to use dispersants, detergent-like compounds, to break up the 200 million gallons of Louisiana sweet crude, into tiny droplets that would mix throughout the water column, trying to lessen the immediate impact of the oil slick on fragile coastal ecosystems.

via Impact of Gulf Spill’s Underwater Dispersants Is Examined – NYTimes.com.