Monday, October 18, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Dispersant Rally in Tampa: Clean Gulf

Gulf Oil Spill Dispersant Rally: Clean Gulf
By Karen Stephenson

Last Updated Oct 17, 2010, Published Oct 16, 2010

Clean Gulf, an oil spill training event from October 18-20 will have advocates in attendance to peacefully rally for the ban of Corexit dispersants.

Oil corporations, dispersant manufacturers, regulatory agencies and other associations involved in the oil industry will converge in Tampa for a convention and training called Clean Gulf 2010. Co-hosted by the Gulf States, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Clean Gulf brings together those in positions of power to discuss various industry strategies and provides training.


Nalco is the corporation that produces Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527, both of these products were heavily sprayed to disperse oil from the Gulf oil spill. Approximately two million gallons of these toxic oil dispersants were sprayed over the Gulf waters as well as over Plaquemines Parish. Until the Gulf oil spill, very few people had heard of Nalco, and with the exception of the people in Alaska (1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill), many individuals knew nothing about the oil dispersant Corexit.

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