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DISPERANTS: Chemicals BP used may cause cancer
Pensacola News Journal - Pensacola, Fla.
Subjects: Chemicals; Public interest; Ingredients; Oil spills
Author: Blair, Kimberly
Date: Sep 26, 2011
Start Page: A.1
Section: Online Local
Abstract (Document Summary)

The report indicates that the 1.8 million gallons of oil dispersants -- including Corexit 9500 and 9527 -- sprayed on or dumped into the Gulf of Mexico after the spill could contain cancer-causing agents, endocrine-disrupting chemicals and hazardous toxins. [...] the chemicals mixed with the sweet Louisiana crude that flowed into the Gulf for 87 days from the Deepwater Horizon oil well may have created a brew that is more harmful to marine life, humans and the environment than the oil.

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