Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Cousteau Takes Hazmat Dive Into Oil, Reports Corexit Isn't Working
Click here to see a disturbing video of Phillipe Cousteau Jr. and Sam Champion donning Hazmat diving suits and surveying the scene underwater at the BP oil disaster.
The Corexit chemical dispersant being used heavily by BP (against the EPA's orders to scale it down) is not dispersing the oil, the divers found. The Corexit is only combining the oil into small globules, making the situation even worse.
"A lot of people are saying when you apply the chemical dispersant, it disappears, the oil goes away," Champion said. "This is evidence that doesn't happen."