IHS Chemical Week

EPA Softens Stance Use of Dispersants in Gulf

3:42 PM MDT | June 7, 2010 | Nancy SeewaLd

Several days after ordering BP to stop using Nalco’s Corexit dispersants to break apart oil in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA amended its directive to prohibit use on the water surface only. BP can continue to use Corexit under the water, and on the surface “under specific conditions,” EPA says. EPA’s revised directive is meant to reduce the volume of dispersants used in the Gulf of Mexico by at least half. The agency softened its stance after BP balked at EPA’s initial demand that it find an alternative to Corexit within 72 hours of the initial May 20...


If you have already signed up for access to Chemical Week Regulatory Watch, please log in here.


Username:
Password:


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you. 













 
contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2012 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa