Local company offers BP oil spill cleaning mix for Gulf

With oil still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico more than a month after a rig explosion, a company in Spring Valley is now offering to help. U.S. Polychemical has been in touch with BP about using Dispersit,

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:29 PM

Updated 3,649 days ago

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Local company offers BP oil spill cleaning mix for Gulf
With oil still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico more than a month after a rig explosion, a company in Spring Valley is now offering to help.
U.S. Polychemical has been in touch with BP about using Dispersit, a product the company manufactures that is geared toward breaking up oil spills.
Bruce Gephardt, of U.S. Polychemical, says it would take 7-10 days to produce and ship 15,000 gallons of Dispersit to the Gulf, but for now, BP is using a product called Corexit to try and break up the spill. Gephardt insists their product is greener and better.
"We're a third less toxic and we're 100 percent effective," he says.


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