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EPA Updates BP Spill Website with Information on Dispersants

Release Date: 05/10/2010
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday posted information on BP’s use of dispersants to its oil spill response website, The site includes EPA’s plan to monitor BP’s use of dispersants as well as additional background information and frequently asked questions on dispersants. EPA will add information to the site as it becomes available.

EPA continues to add information to its BP oil spill response website to keep the public informed about the impact of the spill and the EPA’s response.

The dispersant page can be found at:

Continue to track EPA’s response to the spill at

Additional information on the broader response from the U.S. Coast Guard and other responding agencies is available at: