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"Canadian researcher Peter Wells in 1984 concluded that part of the problem with oil dispersants is that their toxicity appears to be linked to their effectiveness: Effective dispersants are too toxic, and nontoxic dispersants are ineffective"
"Newer dispersants like Corexit 9527 (another Exxon formulation) are much less toxic than the dispersants used in the 1960s," Wells said, "but even these new dispersants have adverse effects on biological processes." quoted by ADN 8-15-89
Coast Guard Vice Adm. Clyde Robbins, the on-scene coordinator for the spill cleanup
"What in the world are we doing testing this stuff now?" Robbins asks.
http://www.adn.com/evos/stories/EV147.html Anchorage Daily News, 8-15-89
Peter Moutasano, a Department of Environmental Conservation member of the Resource Assessment Team in the area warned a reporter not to touch the rocks with bare hands because the fertilizer attacks red blood cells and can cause liver and kidney damage. ADN, 9-16-89 http://www.adn.com/evos/stories/EV123.html
NOAA spokesman Tim Tomastik said agency scientists also were briefed by the company but that Exxon refused to produce its supporting data.
"We have found that most, if not all, of Exxon's conclusions and resultant allegations are based on misinterpretations of the database which could easily have been avoided, either by more complete and careful analysis of the database itself or by consulting with appropriate NOAA personnel," Tomastik said Anchorage Daily News, 4-28-93 http://www.adn.com/evos/stories/EV277.html
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