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Study uncovers spectrum of fate for weathered oil

August 19, 2014

two weathered-oil chromatograms are compared U.S. and Swiss chemists used comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC) to more accurately understand oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Full Story

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