Scientists Spill Oil In Ocean To Gain Insight Into Impact Of Disaster

August 11, 2014 4:26 PM

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Scientists Spill Oil In Ocean To Gain Insight Into Impact Of Disaster

Researchers purposely released oil into a North Sea shipping zone to gain insight into what happens directly after a spill.

Little is known about the immediate aftermath of oil spills because researchers don't usually arrive on the scene for several days after the event, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne reported. The study, published recently in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, could help shape eme...

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