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Chemistry Now: How to Wash an Ocean: Testing Chemical Dispersants on Oil Spill Cleanup

How to Wash an Ocean: Testing Chemical Dispersants on Oil Spill Cleanup: Responding to the months-long oil spill from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, a team of polymer chemists in Mississippi set to inventing a non-toxic chemical dispersant that could break up oily deposits without harming marine or wetlands wildlife.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

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