Issue Date: May 17, 2010
Cleaning Up The Gulf Oil Spill
As black tarlike and reddish brown oil floats on the Gulf of Mexico, response crews continue their vast clean-up effort. Scientists and engineers hope that the crews’ multipronged attack of standard oil clean-up techniques—and one that had never been tried before—will minimize the amount of oil seeping into the Gulf’s fragile wetlands.
“We’re trying to use all the tools in the toolbox,” says geochemist Jacqueline Michel, president of Research Planning, in . . .
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