Exxon Valdez Lessons Applied in Gulf Coast Cleanup
Sand oiled by the Gulf of Mexico spill is cleaned and returned to beaches, a technique used to avoid repeating mistakes made after the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. Video.
Cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico coastal regions affected by the BP oil spill combines old fashioned 'cleaning' with scientific analysis. Sand is washed and returned to the beaches as lessons learned by the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 are applied here.
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MONTHS INTO THE GULF COAST BP OIL SPILL RECOVERY, IT APPEARS AS THOUGH MOST OF THE OIL HAS DISAPPEARED.
BUT THERE ARE STILL HEAVILY OILED AREAS. SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT PLACES NOW SHOW ONLY SCATTERED TAR BALLS AND OTHER TRACES. BUT DIG A BIT, AND IT IS THERE.
VOX: OIL HIT GRAND ISLE, LOUISIANA EARLY AND OFTEN. TULANE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER BRAD ROSENHEIM