Gulf of Mexico oil spill: fears raised over danger of chemical dispersants

Telegraph: A mile-long tube was fed down to the leaking pipe on the sea floor and dispersant was shot directly into the flow, guided by remotely-operated robotic submarines. The dispersant is intended to break down the oil so that, over time, the slick is reduced to smaller particles that biodegrade instead of being left as chunky, thick globs that can choke both wildlife and vegetation. State and federal agencies "consented to the third test today of subsea dispersant," said John Curry, ......

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