Two Florida universities to study Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 1:27 pm
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Nova Southeastern University, two universities in South Florida, have recently received $29 million and $8.5 million, respectively, to study the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill which occurred when London-based oil giant BP Plc’s oil rig exploded back in 2010.
The money is included in the $500 million, 10-year independent research program that BP initiated in May 2010 as part of its cleanup efforts.
The explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 claimed the life of 11 workers and spilled over 200 million gallons of oil within a period of 87 days, making the event the biggest oil spill the U.S. has ever experienced. The environment and related businesses are still recovering.
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