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Oil spill clean up chemical possibly enhanced environmental hazards

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 1:28 pm by Williams Hart   |  Updated: Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:18 am    

The chemical used to clean up the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have created additional environmental concerns, CBC News reported on December 29.

Research proved that the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon incident may have been more harmful than the oil spill itself. Because of this, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia environmentalist and No Rigs Coalition founder John Davis is concerned about the use of this same chemical in Nova Scotia.

The cleanup used around 6.8 million liters of the chemical Corexit 9500A, which when mixed with crude oil, was discovered by some scientists to be 52 times more dangerous than oil alone to microscopic plankton-like organisms called rotifers.

The effects of the BP oil spill are prevalent and widespread today – people and businesses, as well as the environment, have all suffered. If you need legal assistance filing a claim related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, call the attorneys of Williams Hart at (713) 352-7071 today.

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