Fact Sheets & Scientific Reports
ALERT's Fact Sheets
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.
#WhatsThePlanEPA Fact Sheet
April 2020. Get the quick facts on why and how we are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's National Contingency Plan.
Ten years after Deepwater Horizon: Whistleblowers continue to suffer an unending medical nightmare triggered by Corexit (Government Accountability Project, 2020)
This report summarizes the ongoing issues of 18 witnesses who are still suffering the effects of the BP disaster. “On balance, the public health impacts identified in this third investigation continue to confirm an unacceptable conclusion: Corexit has caused the most gut-wrenching, sustained public health tragedies of any issue Government Accountability Project has investigated in…
Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? (Government Accountability Project) 2013.
Corexit: Deadly Dispersant in Oil Spill Cleanup