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Macondo 252 Oil Spill Impacts in Louisiana Coastal Wetlands: Effects on Soil-Microbial-Plant Systems

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$63,143

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The Macondo 252 oil spill resulting from the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform on April 20, 2010 is debatably the largest environmental disaster ever experienced in the United States, and, without question, the largest oil spill. The release of an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil exposed the nation's largest and most productive wetland-estuarine environment to an unprecedented potential for environmental damage.

Contact

Irving A. Mendelssohn
225-578-6425
imendel@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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