Gulf Crisis Still Unresolved One Year Later, WNCF ABC 32, March 17, 2011:
Jere Beasley, an attorney with the Beasley Allen Law Firm... says a chemical dispersant called corexit which has been banned in the UK and is known to cause cancer, was pumped into the ruptured well last year. ...
The future ramifications of having corexit and oil lingering in the gulf are not fully known.
However, Beasley thinks that BP will want to settle rather than face the first trial in February 2012.
Jere Beasley, Attorney, says, This is going to be a test case, you’ll have a death case, a personal injury case and a non-injury case three separate claims that will be tried together more or less a test case and we think that will bring BP to the table and probably prompt settlements prior to that trial taking place because they can’t because they can’t afford to have the public find out how bad they’ve been.
Read the report here.