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A new study reveals that the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean up the 2010 BP oil spill was 52 times more toxic than the oil alone.
British Petroleum (BP) has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges stemming from the spill, paying out $4.5 billion in damages, including an additional $1.26 billion in criminal fees.
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
An experiment carried out on rodents exposed to fuel similar to that of the Prestige tanker oil spill – which took place nearly a decade ago – shows that inhalation of the fuel causes damage to genetic material.
Both the oil and gas industry (BP in particular) as well as the whole Gulf region could use some good news. That good news came in an article published by Associate Professor John Kessler of The University of Rochester’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and his co-author Megran Du, a graduate research assistant at Texas A&M’s Department of Oceanography.
The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico during the spring of 2010 could have been prevented if the experiences of earlier disasters had been put to use, REMESO researcher Charles Woolfson claims.
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