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Straits of Mackinac ‘Worst Possible Place’ for a Great Lakes Oil Spill, U-M Researcher Concludes

Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, according to a new University of Michigan study commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation.

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CSB to Discuss Macondo Oil Well Blowout/ Deepwater Horizon Investigation

Report TOMORROW on Thursday June 5, 2014 11 a.m. CDT News Conference in Houston, TX Media will be briefed on investigation findings and safety recommendations. These findings will then be formally presented to the public and two-member presidentially-appointed Board investigating the April 20, 2010, blowout of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Detecting Oil Spills Sandwiched in Arctic Ice

Due to increased interest in drilling for hydrocarbons in the Arctic and the associated environmental concerns, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers are working to evaluate whether broadband active acoustic techniques can be used to remotely detect oil spills under sea ice.

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Nanocellulose Sponges to Combat Oil Pollution

A new, absorbable material from Empa wood research could be of assistance in future oil spill accidents: a chemically modified nanocellulose sponge. The light material absorbs the oil spill, remains floating on the surface and can then be recovered. The absorbent can be produced in an environmentally-friendly manner from recycled paper, wood or agricultural by-products.

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Oil Spill Anniversary: FSU Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Spill Four Years Later

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GuLF STUDY Gears Up for Second Round of Health Exams

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health, leading the largest health study ever conducted on the potential health effects of an oil spill, are encouraging participants to stay involved in this long-term project. All participants are being contacted for telephone interviews to update their health status. Those living within 60 miles of Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans also will be invited to take part in a second comprehensive health exam.

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Media Advisory: GuLF STUDY Update: Four Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

In a telephone press conference, scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, will discuss the Gulf Long-Term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY), and what they have learned to date about the 33,000 oil spill clean-up workers and volunteers enrolled in the study.

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#Oilspill Expert to Comment on #Exxonvaldez Anniversary

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Scientists Team with High School on Oil Spill Research

A team of Florida State University scientists and a Panhandle high school are teaming to scour beaches for remnants of the 2010 BP oil spill.

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Research Shows That Reported Oil Sands Emissions Greatly Underestimated

A new comprehensive modeling assessment of contamination in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region indicates that officially reported emissions of certain highly hazardous air pollutants have been greatly underestimated.

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