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US reopens vast expanse of Gulf for fishing, but experts stress caution on seafood

A massive area in the Gulf of Mexico totaling about 30 percent of federal water closed after BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster has been reopened for commercial and recreational fishing, the US government announced Friday. But the news is not entirely good for America’s fishermen or seafood connoisseurs. While authorities cited…

Marine biologist claims US Coast Guard involved in Corexit spraying

A marine biologist working with a group of environmentalists to save sea turtles claims the U.S. Coast Guard is involved in spraying a toxic chemical dispersant over the Gulf of Mexico; and he says it has already traveled inland. “Do I think there’s dispersants coming in and mixing with our…

BP ignores government order to stop using toxic oil dispersant in Gulf

Professor says chemicals ‘worse than oil’; Corexit substance also known as ‘deodorized kerosene’, poses risk to man and animal alike After initially approving a chemical oil dispersant called Corexit, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency retracted it’s allowance and ordered British Petroleum to stop dumping the mysterious chemical substance by Sunday.…

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