Friday, August 20, 2010

Hazards of Oil Dispersants

Long term effects of dispersants the physical effects on marine life.

"74% of the oil had either been directly captured, burned or skimmed; evaporated at the surface; been consumed by micro-organisms; or dissolved or dispersed into microscopic droplets under the water... That left just 26% of the original spill still present, either in sheen or in weathered tarballs, on the shore or buried in sediment."

There is a lot of this "74% gone" inside the animals or on them! So technically it isn't gone, it's just "misplaced".

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