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Dispersant Concerns: More Harm than Good?

POSTED: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 10:18am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

An expert in Geological Science says the proposed solutions to the BP oil spill could be doing more harm than good.

The dispersants being used to break up the oil sheen on the top of the Gulf are just sending small chunks of oil into the subsurface layers of the ocean.

The dispersants actually stick to the small balls of oil.

This makes it harder for natural solutions, like soaking up the oil with hair or hay, to work.