Weathered Oil that made its way into the Mississippi sound tested positive for dispersants was found on August 9th by a privately hired scientific team based out of New Orleans. BP PLC and the Federal government haveÂ consistentlyÂ denied that dispersants haven’t been used since July 19th.
Dispersants have only been indicated in one sample near the Louisiana coast until now. Dispersants have been prohibited from being used near the shores of States but several members of the general public have reported seeing C-130 aircraft spraying waters near the shores since July 19th.
To date, the Federal government has not confirmed the reports produced by this private scientific investigation. Below is the article from summarizing the report.