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  • Shrimp season to start, but is it safe to eat?

    August 10, 2010 7:25 PM

    Captain Cherie Broussard unloads her boat full of chilled shrimp. She and her crew just came back from Southwest Pass. Her reputation and livlihood is on the line if any contaminated shrimp are found. "People are scared," Broussard said. "If they feed it to their family, their family will... more »
  • Dispersant is Less Toxic Than Oil Alone

    August 2, 2010 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new federal study of chemical dispersants used to break up oil in the Gulf of Mexico shows that when mixed with oil, the dispersant is less toxic to aquatic life than oil alone. The study also show that when mixed with oil, the dispersant used in... more »
  • EPA First Round Of Testing On Dispersant

    June 30, 2010 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - EPA officials say their first round of testing on chemicals used to break apart the oil in the Gulf of Mexico shows all the available dispersants are generally equally toxic. Paul Anastas, EPA's assistant administrator for research and development, said Wednesday that the testing also showed the... more »
  • Oil Rally at the State Capitol Bashes BP

    June 15, 2010 7:04 PM

    In Baton Rouge Tuesday, angry protestors demanded a stop to the use of chemicals in the Gulf. "The federal government has failed us," screamed Christian Roselund of the organization "Murdered Gulf." Roselund spoke into a red bull horn, spreading his message with signs to reenforce it. The signs read: "Dispense... more »
  • Experts Recommends Continued Use Of Chemical Dispersant

    June 4, 2010 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish. Panel member Ron Tjeerdema (juh-DEER'-muh) said Friday they decided the animals harmed... more »
  • Oyster Task Force Worried about Dispersants

    May 26, 2010 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Leaders of Louisiana's oyster industry are expressing worries about the use of a chemical dispersant deep underwater at the site of the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The Louisiana Oyster Task Force on Tuesday voted to draft a letter to the oil giant... more »
  • Less-toxic Dispersant not Available

    May 25, 2010 9:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House energy adviser says BP is complying with the government's request to use less of a toxic dispersant in fighting the Gulf oil spill, but she says alternative dispersants aren't so readily available. In a letter to BP, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the oil... more »
  • BP Spraying Dispersant: Deadline to Stop has Passed

    May 24, 2010 5:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - BP PLC is continuing to spray a toxic chemical dispersant to break up the Gulf oil spill, even though a deadline to stop use of the chemical has passed. The Environmental Protection Agency directed BP last week to find an alternative to a dispersant, called Corexit 9500,... more »
  • BP Ordered to use Less Toxic Form of Chemical Dispersant

    May 20, 2010 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has directed oil giant BP to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Two Obama administration officials confirmed the order Thursday. Some lawmakers and environmental groups have criticized use of the... more »
  • Toxicologist Calls For Order to Quit Using Chemical Dispersant

    May 17, 2010 3:39 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - A marine toxicologist who was a veteran of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Louisiana fishermen have called for President Barack Obama to order BP PLC to quit using a chemical dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico. Riki Ott, whose livelihood in the fishing industry was... more »
  • La. Senator Presses to Stop Dispersant Use

    May 12, 2010 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state senator who represents several coastal parishes is asking Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to file a lawsuit to stop oil giant BP's use of a chemical dispersant to thin the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Republican Sen. A.G. Crowe of Slidell released... more »
  • State Concerned About BP's Use of Chemical Dispersant

    May 10, 2010 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that the state is concerned about oil giant BP's use of a chemical dispersant to thin the thousands of gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico following a drilling rig explosion. "They are doing a 24-hour subsea test... more »
  • Robot Shot Chemical Dispersant Into Oil Leak

    May 10, 2010 1:12 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A remote-controlled submarine shot a chemical dispersant into the maw of a massive undersea oil leak Monday, further evidence that authorities expect the gusher to keep erupting into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks or more. Crews using the deep-sea robot attempted to... more »

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