Researchers Release Oil Into North Sea To Study Immediate Result Of An Oil Spill

August 11, 2014 6:02 AM

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Researchers Release Oil Into North Sea To Study Immediate Result Of An Oil Spill

In a bid to better understand the early aftermath of an accidental oil spill, a team of American and European researchers has conducted a new study in the North Sea, which is expected to provide valuable insights into how to respond in the immediate wake of such disasters.

When petroleum is spilt onto a water surface, some of the oil instantly begins to evaporate into the air while some of it dissolves into the seawater. While the dissolved toxic hydrocarbons can be harmful to marine species, the evaporated elements can be a cause of concern for rescue workers and peo...

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