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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Gulf Coast

Caption: Extreme caution must be used in cleaning up the fragile Gulf Coast ecosystem in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, says a Berkeley Lab bioremediation expert. Detergents used to clean up oil contaminated sites can make a bad situation even worse.

Credit: Image from NASA Earth Observatory

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