Use of Dispersants in the Gulf Proves to Have Little Benefit

Friday, August 20, 2010
By Paul Martin

by George Washington

→ Washington’s Blog

Dr. David Valentine – one of the world’s leading experts on oil-eating bacteria – told me today:

We have found no Alcanivorax borkumensis in the deepwater plumes.
That may not seem like a very interesting or controversial sentence.

But it is actually a jaw-dropping statement, showing that the use of Corexit in the Gulf has failed by any measure.

To understand why, let’s quickly run through the science of the oil spill.

Why Was Corexit Used in the Gulf?

The Rest…HERE

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