By injecting over a million gallons of their deadly, neuro-toxic Corexit into our Gulf waters, British Petroleum (BP) executives and US government regulators bushwhacked marine, plant, animal, and human life. (Ref: The official website of the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command)
Instead of vacuuming up the floating Gulf oil with the super tankers at BP's disposal, then using safe oil dispersants, with bacteria to bio-degrade the remaining oil, BP executives, with US government approval, dumped over a million gallons of the neuro-toxic pesticide Corexit at the damaged well head (256,000 gallons) and on the surface waters above (765,000 gallons).
Immediately, this release of so much Corexit resulted in two irreversible catastrophes: It caused all floating oil to submerge and disperse into gigantic plumes, each about ten times more poisonous than crude oil without the Corexit neuro-toxin.
According to Pulitzer-prize winning science writer Professor Deborah Blum, Corexit, itself is about four times more toxic than crude oil, but when Corexit is mixed with crude oil the mixture's toxicity grows exponentially to about ten times the toxicity of crude oil alone.
As these monstrously large and lethal plumes can now never be cleaned up, we are left to contend with the Corexit/crude oil mixture as it comes ashore and its poisons carry across our lands.