May 24, 2010 / 9:12 PM / in 7 years

BP must scale back dispersant use on spill - EPA

HOUSTON, May 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday ordered BP Plc. (BP.L) to “significantly scale back” its use of chemical dispersants to fight a giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said.

“The federal government, led by the Coast Guard, is today instructing BP to take immediate steps to significantly scale back the overall use of dispersants,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told reporters on a conference call. (Reporting by Chris Baltimore)

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