Louisiana State University
An estimated 6.9 million liters of dispersant were applied in the Gulf of Mexico in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with approximately 4 million liters deployed to surface waters 2.9 million liters utilized for sub-sea applications. Formulations of COREXIT, a family of oil dispersants, were the primary agents utilized in this effort. Acute toxicity parameters for these dispersants have been established, but the synergistic effects of weathering and salinity on these oil/dispersant mixtures on aquatic biota are not well known.
This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.↩