The first personal injury lawsuit involving the chemical dispersant Corexit 9500 has surfaced in Alabama federal court, where two Gulf Coast residents and property owners claim BP has dumped millions of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico to disperse and sink crude oil. The plaintiffs allege one method of applying Corexit 9500 -- spraying it from airplanes in the middle of the night -- has caused Gulf Coast residents to suffer breathing and gastrointestinal problems, as well as property damage.
Gulf Coast Residents File Personal Injury Suit Over Oil Dispersant
The National Law Journal
July 29, 2010