BP Ordered to Switch Dispersants

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Staff Writer

Staff Writer

The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday ordered BP to switch to a dispersant that is less toxic than the ones currently being used, Corexit 9500A and 9527A. Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) had questioned whether the dispersants are safe and effective to use in deep water, which is colder and higher pressure than the surface.

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