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Originally posted by purplemonkeydishwasher
If they had indeed struck a 'black smoker' and tapped a few wells in the area, it would appear to be much worse than it actually is.. and would disappear when it suited them I was fragged by everyone I mentioned this too, but what I was expecting has happened..
Originally posted by justadood
you know, everyone keeps talking about how corexit is 'sinking' the oil, which it is, but it is also dispersing it. It's a dispersant. Its what it does.
It IS toxic. It is indeed being abused by BP to sink the crude. But it DOES also break the oil down.
That IS it's primary purpose of design.
It does NOT just make the crude just drop to the bottom of the sea floor, as some here seem to think .