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Biodegradability of MC252 Oil-Sand Aggregates on Rapidly Eroding Coastal Beach Environments

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$56,006

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 proposed work would occur on Fourchon Beach, a coastal headland consisting of nine miles of fairly pristine sandy beaches and dunes, backed by wetlands and tidal channels, located between Belle Pass tidal inlet on the west of Elmer's Island on the east in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. MC252 oil first arrived in large quantities on Fourchon Beach on or around May 10, 2010.

Contact

John Pardue
225-578-8661
jpardue@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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