Samples Are Dissolved

Image: Samples Are Dissolved

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. Before performing a liquid chromatograph column analysis on the samples, researcher Pam Campbell dissolves them in solvents. These solvents allow for greater identification of the compounds within the sample.


Image Dimensions: 2448 x 3264

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Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US