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At Least 200,000 Tons of Oil and Gas From Deepwater Horizon Spill Consumed by Gulf Bacteria


September 11, 2012

image of an oil slick Researchers from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M University have found that, over a period of five months following the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, naturally-occurring bacteria that exist in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the deep Gulf from the ruptured well head.  Full Story

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