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15 December 2010

Chemicals unleashed: Air quality during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

For me, the term volatile organic compounds sounds like a group of renegade chemicals on a bender. Sadly, there were no pictures of “chemicals gone wild” in this morning’s poster session A31B Gulf of Mexico Air Quality and Climate Impacts: Urban and Regional Pollution Including the 2010 Oil Spill I Posters. Bottom line? The oil released when the rig exploded and sank not only pumped pollution into the ocean. It affected the air too.


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