BP has been using a harmful dispersant, called Corexit, it’s been banned in Britain. Corexit is made by Nalco, a chemical company which apparently has ties to Exxon/Mobil. The formula for this product which is further toxifying the Gulf Coast and is making people sick is, believe it or not, a secret formula!
Read what Abrahm Lustgarten, an investigative journalist for www.propublica.org had to say to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now about Corexit:
“But we actually don’t know what’s in the dispersants besides 2-BE. According to the material safety data sheet for the chemical, which is the form that’s supplied to OSHA and to laborers to protect them in case of exposure, as much as 60 percent of the dispersant is held as proprietary. This essentially means that it’s a secret formula. It’s a secret recipe that the manufacturers or that the oil and gas industry has come up with that serves their purposes.”