Thousands of Gallons of Chemical Dispersants Have Been Dumped Into The Gulf of Mexico Since The Deepwater Horizon Accident on April 20th.
Target: U.S. Congress
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Since the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20th, BP has dumped tons of a mysterious chemical dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico. Another 805,000 gallons is on order.
It’s a trade secret brew of solvents, surfactants and other compounds that breaks oil into small particles that disperse into the sea.
Experts — including the EPA — are growing concerned that the “Toxic Soup” could seriously harm fragile underwater wildlife, damage ecosystems and persist in the food chain. No one really knows if the dispersants are less harmful to the environment than an oil slick on the ocean surface.
Elected officials must protect the Gulf of Mexico and Americans who make it their home. Tell Congress to compel companies to reveal the chemical makeup of dispersants dumped into the Gulf.
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