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Oil Spill Dispersants

By | January 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Exxon Valdez tanker aground. Off-loading of remaining oil in progress. Photo courtesy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.

Exxon Valdez tanker aground. Off-loading of remaining oil in progress. Photo courtesy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.

The response to the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico involved an unprecedented amount of chemical dispersants.  If such a spill were to occur in Alaska, the use of dispersants is pre-authorized in certain areas. Should it be?

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HOST: Steve HeimelAlaska Public Radio Network

GUESTS:

  • Vijay John, Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems, a program of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
  • John French, Marine Toxicologist, consultant for the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Commission
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