Report: Dispersants Used After Blowout Had Few Ill Effects

fish-contaminated-with-oil-from-the-BP-Gulf-Oil-spill-will-be-safe-to-eat-within-a-few-weeks-of-contaminationLead author of the report, Doctor Jane Lubchenko, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was a key advisor to Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson when she made the decision, shortly after the blowout, to allow them to use dispersants underwater. “It was our judgment that use of dispersants would help the oil be naturally biodegraded more naturally, and that certainly seems to have been the case” Lubchenko said.

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