Oil Spill 20 Years After

Date: 4/6/2010

Scientists in Alaska discovered that lingering oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill is still being ingested by wildlife. The research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, uses biomarkers to reveal long-term exposure to oil in harlequin ducks and demonstrates how the consequences of oil spills are measured in decades rather than years. It is still regarded as one of the most devastating human-caused contamination events. Download the paper at:


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