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A year after BP oil spill, fate of gulf ecosystem remains murky

Publié par carmion le 18/04/2011

Brian Vastag

"The 86-day Deepwater Horizon gusher sent nearly 200 million gallons of oil, tens of millions of gallons of natural gas and 1.8 million gallons of poorly studied chemical dispersants into the northern Gulf of Mexico.

"And the fate of much of it remains murky.

"There's still an awful lot of oil unaccounted for in the environment, said Ian R. McDonald, an oceanographer at Florida State University who has worked extensively in the gulf.

"A massive environmental-crime investigation spearheaded by federal and gulf state officials is underway to tally the harm and has logged tens of thousands of samples from the gulf's waters, seafloor, marshlands, beaches and wildlife."

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" A year after BP oil spill, fate of gulf ecosystem remains murky", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 21/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/a-year-after-bp-oil-spill-fate-of-gulf-ecosystem-remains-murky