Los Alamos Lab & German Researchers: “Oil released by the Deepwater Horizon spill could reach the western North Atlantic Ocean by November”


Deepwater Horizon oil could reach Atlantic Ocean, EnvironmentalResearchWeb, September 6, 2010:

Oil released by the Deepwater Horizon spill could reach the western North Atlantic Ocean by November. That’s according to researchers from the US and Germany who have modeled the transport of dye from the site.

“It is likely that small amounts of either oil or an oil-water-dispersant mixture will, at some time in the six months or so following the spill, make its way into the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic,” Mat Maltrud of Los Alamos National Laboratory, US, told environmentalresearchweb. “In order to detect this, it would be necessary to make multiple sensitive measurements below the surface, for example in the Florida Straits, since concentrations will be low and mitigation efforts have been concentrated at the surface of the ocean.” ...

Maltrud is not aware of any cruises planned to sample oil or dispersant in the Florida Straits.

“Because of the use of chemical dispersants in the Gulf, it appears that by early August 2010, most of the oil remaining in the Gulf was subsurface,” said Maltrud.

Read the report here.

3 comments to Los Alamos Lab & German Researchers: “Oil released by the Deepwater Horizon spill could reach the western North Atlantic Ocean by November”

  • xdrfox

    I believe it has been there for some time already, at least a month ! Who is checking the flood waters of Texas and the 3 Hurricanes that socked Texas for HAP's/Corexit ?? There are National Geographic checking the Waters of the east coast that was not hit that hard, did the rains from Texas Hurricanes bring more then water ??? Some one should get on this pronto !

  • Daniel Hughes

    What about those hundreds of thousands of dead fish washed up on Atlantic shores as far north as New Jersey? And those tar balls washing up on beaches in New Jersey? It's definitely already there.

    BP will have scientists in the MSM telling us that the oil "might be harmful to life" when the mass extinctions are 75% accomplished.

  • Anything washing ashore in Maryland/Delaware????

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