Five years ago, an Enbridge Energy pipeline burst, causing the biggest inland oil spill in U.S history. One of the rumors you can still hear about the incident is that the company must have dumped a surfactant into the Kalamazoo River to help break up the oil.The chemical is called corexit. And it can be harmful to humans. Regulators – and Enbridge - all deny corexit was ever used for the Kalamazo spill. But that hasn't put the rumor to rest. Lindsey Smith has been working to sort fact from fiction.
Why Scientists Are Calling for More Research into Chemical Mixtures
When scientists study chemicals for their potential to cause cancer, they usually study them one at a time. But we're exposed to mixtures of chemicals every day. We'll hear why a team of scientists around the world says we need to make this research a priority.