In just 3 months after the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20, 2010, BP pumped nearly 2 million gallons of Corexit into the Gulf of Mexico (The Examiner, 25 July 2010).
The $64 million question is, “If corexit had been banned by UK more than a decade ago, and its adverse effects widely known after the Exxon Valdez spill in 24 March 1989, would any company find it profitable to continue producing a banned product in large quantities?” Even storing hazardous liquids would be expensive.
"Manton was particularly distressed that the U.S. Federal Government allowed BP to completely take charge of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster area, as his experience taught him that the offending oil company should never be given command over the oil spill response.”
“BP has done more damage to harm the American homeland than al-Qaeda could ever do.”
“We learned very quickly the difference between we Americans, who prefer to contain and collect spilt oil, and the British who preferred the use of dispersant to try to make it disappear in the ocean.”
Ships evacuated from Gulf as tropical storm advances - 23 July 2010
Deceased LSU scientist refused BP contract, warned others they “need to be very, very careful”
February 20th, 2011 at 11:12 AM
Stone, director of the LSU Coastal Studies Institute for the School of the Coast and Environment, decided that entering into any side contract with BP would go against his “good conscience.” …
Stone warned that colleagues should think twice. He acknowledged “some consternation” on the issue that has resulted in varying faculty opinions.