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Title: Oil, Water, and Wildlife: The Gulf of Mexico Disaster and Related Environmental Issues

The BP Macondo oil field spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest oil spill in U.S. history and has the potential to impact sea turtle and marine mammal populations, and others. This presentation wmore »ill review the genotoxic effects of oil exposure in wildlife and discuss the potential for an oil spill to impact wildlife populations. Whereas some aspects of a spill are predictable, each spill is different because oils are highly variable, as are the environments in which they occur. The presentation will discuss what has been learned from previous spills, including the Exxon Valdez and the soviet oil legacy in Azerbaijan, and the potential dangers of offshore oil development in the Arctic. Related Purdue University research efforts in oil-spill related engineering and science also will be highlighted.« less
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Title: Oil, Water, and Wildlife: The Gulf of Mexico Disaster and Related Environmental Issues
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Publication Date: 2010-08-04
OSTI Identifier: 1122587
DOE Contract Number: ACO2-06CH11357
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: APS Colloquium Series, Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois (United States), presented on August 04, 2010
Research Org: ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)); Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ; 02 PETROLEUM
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:51:13
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28