EPA Proposes To Revise Regulation Of Oil Spill Dispersants | January 26, 2015 Issue - Vol. 93 Issue 4 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 4 | p. 29
Issue Date: January 26, 2015

EPA Proposes To Revise Regulation Of Oil Spill Dispersants

In response to Deepwater Horizon experiences, agency calls for industry to provide more data about chemicals
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Disaster in Gulf
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Deepwater Horizon, oil spill, emergency preparedness, dispersants, EPA

Nearly five years have passed since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig set off one of the largest oil-spill disasters in U.S. history. The April 2010 blast killed 11 workers and discharged millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. In response to the spill, about 750,000 gal of dispersants were injected underwater into oil gushing from the well. Another 1 million gal were sprayed from airplanes onto oil slicks.

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