EPA tests find dispersant-oil mix “highly toxic”

Nokomis dispersant mixed with oil is ‘highly toxic’; BP only admits to using Corexit, though CNN reports EPA testing eight dispersants used by BP in the Gulf

Top EPA Scientist to Discuss Data from Second Round of Dispersant Testing, EPA, August 2, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. EDT:

Rush Transcript Excerpts

While generally categorizing the group moderately toxic… You’ll see on the report the Nokomis dispersant did go in the ‘highly toxic’ category.

The only dispersant BP ‘reported’ using is Corexit… That is the only one that has been ‘reported’ to be used by BP since the outset of the spill.

However CNN reported July 4, 2010: “Meanwhile, Environmental Protection Agency scientists… [are conducting] toxicity testing on eight of the dispersants used in the Gulf.”

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