Gulf of Mexico

Expeditions:Use of Oil Dispersants in Gulf 'A Mistake'

PBS News Hour's "The Rundown" caught up with Jean-Michel Cousteau to chat about what his team discovered on dives last week into the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

Jean-Michel discussed the controversial use of dispersants to break up the oil:

"To add another chemical to the ocean, I think has some long-term consequence which we are not even aware of what it's going to do. Personally, I think it was a mistake. We are much better equipped to capture oil at the surface provided that the weather allows that to happen."

He also spoke about the risks that his divers took to get the underwater views of the oil spill.