posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 07:30 AM
This from a Daily Herald article:
Nalco, a global company that provides water processing solutions, first had access to Corexit in the 1990s, when it had a joint venture with its
energy solutions business with Exxon Mobil. By 2001, the joint venture was dissolved and Nalco continued with Corexit, Pajor said.
The product is often shipped in bulk by tank trucks or by planes. It is then sprayed at the oil spill site from airplanes or boats. The product then
acts like a dish soap to separate the oil from the water.