BP’s Dispersant Filing Is Intellectually Dishonest

By: Monday May 24, 2010 7:15 pm

Both Marcy Wheeler and Kirk Murphy have responded to BP’s filing with EPA (pdf) in which BP insists that they must continue the use Corexit EC9500A as the dispersant of choice in attempting to mitigate the effects of the continuing gusher a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. I want to expand on their findings to point out the intellectual dishonesty BP uses in supporting their decision to continue using Corexit.

 

BP’s Corexit Increases Uptake of Endocrine Disruptors in Fish – What Will It Do to People?

By: Monday May 24, 2010 4:21 pm

Today, BP claims it must keep hiding dispersing its oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico with its subsidiary’s product, Corexit, because the alternative dispersants could be endocrine disruptors. One nasty form of endocrine disruptor is called PAH. In the real world, we’ve known since 2004 that the very same Corexit that BP has been [...]

BP: We Have to Use Corexit Because No One Tests for Endocrine Disruptors

By: Monday May 24, 2010 1:45 pm

The dispersant chemicals in use to break up the BP oil spill have been approved for use by the EPA but haven’t been tested to see if they degrade into endocrine disruptors. Not only does that mean we can’t choose a less toxic dispersant in time of emergency. But it also means this stuff is already being used, with no clear idea of the consequences of its use. Should we be using them at all?

Has TVA Been Stockpiling Lies Along With Toxic Coal Wastes?

By: Saturday December 27, 2008 6:01 pm

This week TVA deliberately dumped massive amounts of toxic corporate waste matter into a shared public resource: America’s broadcast media. Why did the PR flacks who ooze around TVA’s headquarters give America such generous portions of steaming corporate lies for Christmas?

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