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In Gulf disaster, echoes, lessons of Exxon Valdez spill

...below the ocean surface, causing some amount of oil to disperse through the water column even without the use of chemical dispersants, which are also being applied. The Exxon Valdez dumped its oil on the surface, where it globbed up in a mousse-like...
BP and the Exxon Valdez: A crude comparison

...the long-term eco-toxicity of the chemical dispersants being applied at unprecedented volumes...vacuuming, coastal clean-up, and chemical dispersants. Also, oil and chemical dispersants may eventually be carried inland via...
Oil-paid study says Arctic spills easier to clean

...techniques, including scraping it up with mechanical skimmers, burning oil surrounded by fireproof booms, and using chemical dispersants to force the oil to dilute to the point it can be eaten by micro-organisms. All three techniques removed most...
Divers fail to find Coast Guard rescue helicopter's black box

...enough to effectively use an offshore skimmer or chemical dispersants, Francis said. "Normally when a spill happens...state and federal agencies has approved the use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil. But Francis said the dispersants...
Ongoing oil spill destroys the Myth of Competence

Now they're saying August. August. After a month and a half of "top kill" and "junk shot," of chemical dispersants and high-tech domes, of skimmers and controlled burns, this is what we have to show for it. We are now told...


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