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Study shows dispersant lingered in Gulf four years after oil spill

August 27, 2014

students collecting oiled samples Scientists from Haverford College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution investigated the presence of dispersants following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Full Story

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