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Confirmed: Microbes are Eating BP Oil Without Using Up Oxygen

Posted by Corey Kaster on September 14, 2010

Written by Geri via GNN

NOAA government scientists studying the BP disaster are reporting the best possible outcome: Microbes are consuming the oil in the Gulf without depleting the oxygen in the water and creating “dead zones” where fish cannot survive.

Outside scientists said this so far vindicates the difficult and much-debated decision by BP and the government to use massive amounts of chemical dispersants deep underwater to break up the oil before it reached the surface.

Larry McKinney, director of a Gulf of Mexico research center at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, said the new federal data showed that it was a “nearly perfect” outcome.

(READ the AP story in WTOP News)

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