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2010 News in Brief



Alum says oil from Deep Horizon spill is not breaking down quickly

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Despite government reports that most of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill has dispersed, researchers have confirmed the existence of a huge plume of oil that is dissipating slowly. Richard Camilli S.M. ’00, Ph.D. ’03 reported in Science Aug. 20 that the plume could remain in the Gulf for many months. Camilli is using TETHYS cycloidal membrane inlet mass spectrometers, which are based largely on commercialization of technology developed in Professor Harry Hemond‘s lab by Camilli and others. Read the New York Times article.