BP Oil Spills

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When chemicals are involve, people think, especially the environmentalist that it is bad for the ocean but if the oil remains untreated it becomes a disaster. The BP oil spill which happened on April 2010, where about 200 million gallon of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico, they used dispersants called Corexit 9500 and 9527. Reporters say that the dispersants are killing the ocean coral. However, on the journal there is a good news for the use of chemical to disperse oil spill. Eenennaam, Wei, Grolle, Foekema and Murk argued that dispersants create “marine snow”. They explained and define marine snow as plants and animals near the surface of the ocean die and decay, they fall toward the sea floor. The decaying material is referred to as “marine

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