LSU Report: Traces of BP Oil Spill still detected

Traces of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill were still detectable as recent as two years.

According to a Louisiana State University report, small amounts of highly weathered oil residues from the Deepwater in 2010 were still present in the surrounding area ten years later in 2020.

Around 30 to 40 percent of the spilled oil evaporated into air while some chemicals dissolved into the water and were broken down by marine life.

However, some of the chemicals coated shorelines or sank to the sea floor and were detectable even after ten years.

The Deepwater Horizon was located off the Coast of Louisiana at the time of the disaster. An estimated 210 million gallons of oil flowed into the Gulf over 87 days inundating the shores of Louisiana and Mississippi and three other Gulf states.

It has been blamed for the deaths of hundreds of fish, birds, and sea turtles.

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