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Oil from Gulf of Mexico spill may still be present, particularly on the Gulf floor
Posted on 9 Apr 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted that the dispersants used in the BP spill had a longer than anticipated life in the Gulf. Additionally, prior posts have noted the evidence supporting the thesis that the oil was consumed by microbes unusually fast. Recently published... Read More

EPA adds 16 chemicals, each reasonably anticipated to be carcinogenic, to the TRI inventory requirements
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

On November 26, 2010, EPA finalized a rule, which became effective on November 30, 2010, that adds 16 chemicals to the TRI list of reportable chemicals. This is the first TRI program chemical expansion in over a decade. Each chemical added has been classified... Read More