- Hello Jeff - Here is proof that the US knew back in 1979
that the dispersants using Corexit 9527 were dangerous and had an inability
to treat weathered oil. Eventually, it was requested Mexico stop using
dispersants north of
- 25 Degrees N.
- From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixtoc_I_oil_spill
- "Pemex contracted Conair Aviation to spray the chemical
dispersant Corexit 9527 on the oil. A total of 493 aerial missions were
flown, treating 1,100 square miles of oil slick. Dispersants were not used
in the U.S. area of the spill because of the dispersant's inability to
treat weathered oil. Eventually the on-scene coordinator (OSC) requested
that Mexico stop using dispersants north of 25°N."
- Patricia A. Doyle DVM, PhD Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural
Economics Univ of West Indies Please visit my "Emerging Diseases"
message board at: http://www.emergingdisease.org/phpbb/index.php Also
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