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Originally posted by gem_man
Thats a LOT of oil. it takes 840000 gallons of dispersant to take care of 840 million gallons of oil. Both the oil and the dispersant are highly toxic. Click the link for the full article
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Wow. Isn't this a lot higher than the 100,000 barrels a day high estimate BP gave us? Even as big as the gulf is, there is no way this is not having negative impact. No way.
Originally posted by butcherguy
If BP has really used ONE MILLION GALLONS of dispersant so far, how fast can the manufacturer of Corexit produce that stuff?
[edit on 14-7-2010 by butcherguy]
BP has an inventory of 246,380 gallons of COREXIT that are available for immediate use, and the manufacturer is able to produce an additional 68,000 gallons /day, which is sufficient to meet all anticipated dispersant needs at this site.
Originally posted by OuttaTime
Good find. I too, am wondering if there was a typo in the paper. If he meant gallons instead of barrels, it would be a huge mistake (an extra 41 gallons per unit). [..]
"[..] So we are happy to have that conversation with BP about checking again on stockpiles of dispersants and what’s available in sufficient quantities to really be used given that as you heard, at the surface already we’re talking over 400,000 gallons used already and in the subsurface. [..] We had heard roughly 50/50 but we can’t confirm that so we’re a little uncomfortable with giving you -- this is Lisa Jackson, sorry -- giving you numbers. The data we had as of May 10, is that there another 805,000 gallons ordered and there were already 500,000 gallons staged."
"a. Surface Application. BP shall eliminate the surface application of dispersants. [..]
b. Subsurface Application. BP shall be limited to a maximum subsurface application of dispersant of not more than 15,000 gallons in a single calendar day. "
"Approximately 1.61 million gallons of total dispersant have been applied—1.03 million on the surface and 577,000 sub-sea. More than 504,000 gallons are available."
"The company has used at least 1.8 million gallons of dispersants on the Gulf's surface and 5,000 feet deep at the source of the leak."