BP Deepwater Horizon: Researchers Continue Working To Safeguard Shoreline
Oil in the surf, Orange beach, Alabama, June 2010. Captions and Photo source: ©© David Rencher
A research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It’s the first time such an estimate was reported.
The researchers found that 22,000 tons of oil reached the Gulf shoreline in 2010. This finding will help officials determine the persistence of oil on the shore and identify potential harm to the ecosystem…