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Determining Mississippi River's Role In 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2013-10-24 08:29:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The complex circulation of the Mississippi River plume played a substantial role in the transport and fate of the oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, according to a new study led by the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The findings, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, provide new information on the transport of oil and other pollutants in the Gulf of...

Deepwater Horizon's Lasting Impacts On The Gulf Of Mexico
2013-09-26 05:06:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Deepwater Horizon disaster could have a lasting impact on the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new paper suggesting that the region’s deep-sea soft-sediment ecosystem could take decades to recover from the 2010 oil spill. The authors claim that their study, which was printed last month by the online journal PLoS ONE, provides comprehensive results on the spill’s effect on deep-water communities at the base of the Gulf’s...

Deepwater Horizon Rig Wreckage Oil Sheens
2013-07-17 09:12:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Oil sheens recently discovered floating at the ocean's surface near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster were caused by pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig, according to the results of a new chemical analysis. The sheens, which were first reported to the US Coast Guard by BP last September, had led to some concern that the capped Macondo Well that played a key role in the largest offshore oil...

2013-07-15 10:23:42

NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel, is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico. Entitled "An Ecosystem Services Approach to Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico," the report, published by the National Academy of Sciences, makes the case for how and why a more resilient Gulf of Mexico ecosystem needs to be developed. Recommendations...

Oil Spill Clean Up With Detergent Treated Glass
2013-06-22 05:18:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mechanical engineers at the University of Alberta have demonstrated that a simple glass surface can be used to repel oil underwater, making it a potentially useful tool for cleaning up petroleum spills. Incidents such as the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion were responsible for leaking massive amounts of crude oil into the water, harming marine flora and fauna that come into contact...


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