Dispersants : Myths and Facts

March 2019. The National Contingency Plan, which governs our nation’s oil and chemical pollution emergency responses, was last updated in 1994—25 years ago! The Plan governs dispersant use during oil spill response. The most commonly used Corexit dispersants are now known to increase, rather than mitigate, the harm from oil alone to people and wildlife.

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How Dispersants Were Used on the BP Spill

Get the quick facts on how dispersants were used on the BP spill and why we are challenging the EPA.