Study: Dispersants Less Helpful in Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Than Predicted

http://insideclimatenews.org/todaysnews/10112015/study-dispersants-less-helpful-gulf-oil-spill-cleanup-predicted

(AP)Dispersants sprayed on the 2010 BP oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico may not have helped breakdown the crude as predicted, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “The dispersants did a great job in that they got the oil off the surface,” Samantha Joye, a marine scientist at the University of Georgia, said to the AP. “What you see is the dispersants didn’t ramp up biodegradation.” Read original story

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