Thursday, September 9, 2010

Residents of Gulf Coast Region Challenge Use of Oil Dispersant in a Lawsuit

In the immediate aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, BP and its agents began using a chemical compound known as Corexit 9500 to disperse and dilute the accumulated oil. Now, several residents of Alabama communities on the Gulf Coast have filed lawsuits against the petroleum giant, claiming that residents have developed an array of troubling symptoms and health conditions as a result of exposure to the chemical, including headaches, respiratory disorders and digestive difficulties. Specifically, the suits claim that the practice of spraying the chemical dispersant from the air has had negative consequences for public health in the region. The manufacturer of the chemical compound, Nalco Co., is also named in the lawsuit.

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