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Study Shows Deepwater Horizon Oil Spread Much Further Than Previously Known

Study Shows Deepwater Horizon Oil Spread Much Further Than Previously Known

Ten years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster sent hundreds of millions of gallons of oil across the Gulf of Mexico, researchers say the reach of the damage was far more significant than previously thought.

In a study published Wednesday in Science, Claire Paris-Limouzy and Igal Berenshtein of the University of Miami revealed that a significant amount of oil was never picked up in satellite images or captured by barriers that were meant to stop the spread.

Full Story by Julia Conley at Common Dreams