BP Dispersant Ingredients Linked To Cancer: Report

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 7:57 PM ET) -- Five of the 57 ingredients found in the chemical dispersants approved for use in the response to last year’s BP PLC oil spill are connected to cancer, according to a report released Thursday by the environmental law firm Earthjustice.

Of those five, two known animal carcinogens were present in the dispersants BP sprayed on surface oil during cleanup operations after the Macondo well blowout, Earthjustice said in the report, titled “The Chaos of Clean-Up.”

In its spill response, BP used two highly toxic dispersants approved by...
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