Use of Dispersants in Gulf Oil Spill, Government Panel

Government officials testified on the effects of chemical dispersants employed in efforts to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil… read more

Government officials testified on the effects of chemical dispersants employed in efforts to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Among the issues they addressed were the toxicity of the dispersants, potential environmental harm from their use, efforts to assess remaining levels of chemicals in the Gulf of Mexico and coastal regions, and the need for further research into the use of chemical dispersants. The government had approved the use of dispersants to facilitate the natural breakdown of the oil and preventing some of it from washing ashore. close

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Program ID:
294897-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 4, 2010
Last Aired:
Aug 8, 2010

Airing Details

  • Aug 04, 2010 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 04, 2010 | 9:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 05, 2010 | 2:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 06, 2010 | 6:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2010 | 10:37am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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