Mysterious flotsam in Gulf of Mexico came from Deepwater Horizon rig

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 16:30 in Astronomy & Space

Using state-of-the-art chemical forensics and a bit of old-fashioned detective work, scientists confirmed that mysterious material found floating in the Gulf of Mexico came from the Deepwater Horizon rig. They further determined that tracking debris from damaged rigs can help forecast coastal impacts and guide response efforts in future spills.

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