Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon spill found to persist in the environment

Dispersant compound DOSS, which decreases the size of oil droplets and hampers the formation of large oil slicks, remains associated with oil and can persist in the environment for up to four years, a study has demonstrated. The study examined samples collected from deep-sea corals and surrounding sediments collected in Dec. 2010 as well as oil-soaked sand patties found on coastal beaches since July 2010 to the present.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1l4lTGz

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