Dispersant Maker Sued Over Gulf Spill Response

Law360, New York (June 17, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Nalco Co., the maker of a dispersant used in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup, has joined BP PLC as a defendant in spill-related suits with the filing of a federal class action that claims the company's Corexit 9500 is four times more toxic than the oil itself.

An oysterman, a fisherman and two shrimpers filed their negligence class action against Nalco on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, saying the oil would be safer were it to wash ashore...
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