Panel recommends increased use of dispersants to stem oil-spill effects

06/1/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

A group of scientists from the federally formed Coastal Response Research Center is set to conclude that despite potential effects to marine life, more chemical dispersants are needed to prevent the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico from amassing on U.S. shores. The report comes after BP's most recent attempt to plug the leaking oil well failed. "We are assuming that keeping it out in the water column is better than letting it into the coastal areas," one of the group's scientists said.

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