FYI: Some more inconvenient facts regarding Corexit ingredients:
-- 2-Butoxyethanol is biodegradable and often used in some "green" commercial cleaning products.
-- Propylene Glycol is non-toxic. A person can consume 2-13 grams per Kg body weight per day with no ill effects..
-- Organic Sulfonic Acid Salts are also biodegradable and used in extensively in laundry detergents.
-- Hydrotreated petroleum distillates are used in air freshners, car-care products, solvents and lubricants.
As I said before: you definitely need to be careful when handling most of these chemicals in concentrated form (Propylene Glycol may be an exception). Some organics Sulfonic acid salts CAN cause problems in oil-contaminated water in that they may kill off valuable bacteria responsible for breaking down the oil naturally.
The REAL problem with Corexit had to do with the GOVERNMENT APPROVED aerial surface dispersal program using an Air Force Reserve C-130. This WAS just plain stupid and MAY have exposed a lot of people to Corexit concentrate -- BUT THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH BP!
It's believed that around 60% of Corexit used was sprayed on the surface by the Air Force. That's a government problem, not BP's problem. The EPA initially declared Corexit to be an acceptable dispersant then changed their minds largely due to pressure from enviro#$%$ groups and assorted self-styled experts.
July 8 is highly unlikely. The post-trial briefs of the parties aren't even due for a couple more weeks, and they will address the questions the court asked about in his post-trial order. So he will have to consider and digest all that, make up his mind about the many issues in play in Phase 1, and then draft/edit a lengthy ruling before releasing it. Think August or September. ... maybe.