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Let’s take a closer look at Corexit. According to the EPA’s dispersant comparison chart Corexit 9500, for instance, has the highest toxicity to Menindia fish of all 18 dispersants tested. Only 2.61 parts per million of Corexit 9500 (mixed with oil at a ratio of 1:1o) is required to kill 50% of fish exposed to the chemical within 96 hours. In other words, 1 gallon of the Corexit 9500/oil mixture is capable of rendering 383,141 gallons of water toxic to point of being lethal to 50% of Menindia fish within 96 hours of exposure.
Originally posted by MolecularPhD
reply to post by getreadyalready
I am sorry to hear that; truly sorry. The WD40 like smell that you where smelling while on the beach; is the evaporating chemical mixture of heptane, hexane, and pentane or the methylbutane if you prefer; these tend to condense out of crude oil when exposed to less ambient pressure, which by the way is the 40% that usually evaporates in to the atmosphere. Here is to you getting your beach back soon!