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UGA research examines fate of methane following the Deepwater Horizon spill
May 11, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly 5 million gallons of oil and up to 500,000 tons of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days. In the face of a seemingly insurmountable cleanup effort, many were relieved by reports following the disaster that naturally-occurring microbes had consumed much of the gas and oil.Full Story
University of Georgia
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