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EPA Continues to Address Oil Spill

mn-toxics30_ph1_0500660041600x399The discussion about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far from over. Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will be holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. EST along with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Laundry to talk about the use of dispersants.

Last Thursday, EPA ordered BP to analyze certain dispersants and report back within 24 hours. EPA and NOAA scientists have been reviewing the science around the clock.

Jackson has made three visits now to the Gulf region since the spill started. During yesterday’s press conference, Jackson said, “The BP spill has thrust upon us what could potentially be one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. More than 20,000 federal responders are continuing their work on creative solutions. Hundreds of EPA staff are focused on this crisis.”

Jackson continued to discuss how the agency is going to continue working tirelessly to study the effects of dispersants and monitor air and water quality. Today, Jackson and Landry will be announcing any updates and next steps.

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