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NAS Backs Use Of Dispersants But Urges Improvements To Protect Workers

April 09, 2019
A National Academies of Sciences (NAS) panel is backing the use of chemical dispersants to address oil spills but is urging federal regulators to improve their oversight of and data collection on the chemicals before the next major spill to ensure that future use of the substances does not adversely impact cleanup workers. “In advance of the next significant oil spill, the requirements for details gathered during injury and illness reporting for worker health and safety should be improved, with...

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