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Gulf Update: Citizens Move to Ban Toxic Oil Dispersants as Options. Take Action via online petition.

Sep 02, 2010 04:01PM

In response to British Petroleum’s use of toxic chemicals to disperse the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, American citizens are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to immediately delist products of concern from the National Contingency Plan Product Schedule. This would include removing such dispersants as an approved method of dealing with an oil spill. Products of concern are defined as those that contain any substances known to be a human health hazard or that have not been proven to be nontoxic to wildlife species relevant to the area where they will be used.

Sign the petition at www.ipetitions.com/petition/delist

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