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Oil Spill Samples

Detailed Description

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Platform exploded and sank, causing the largest oil spill yet recorded. Samples from the oil spill were collected by Louisiana USGS scientists Greg Swayze and Charlie Demas and sent for analysis in Menlo Park, CA. These samples will undergo the same liquid chromatograph column and mass spectrometer testing that the Alabama samples did.


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