New view of dispersants used after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Gas flare-off from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seen from a distance. New research has uncovered an added dimension to the decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants above the crippled seafloor oil well during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.
The dispersants, scientists have found, may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in the air at the sea surface -- diminishing health risks for emergency responders and enabling them to keep working to stop the spill and clean it up sooner.
The results were published ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242909&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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