Gulf oil spill documented by BU researchers

Deepwater_horizon_platform_sinkingDetails of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have now been documented, and will be updated, on the Encyclopedia of Earth, developed by Boston University under the guidance of Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, and fellow at the university’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future.

The entry, authored by Cleveland, details the explosion and fire, casualties and rescue efforts, magnitude, geographic spread, attempts to stop the leak, clean-up efforts, paying for the clean-up, ecological concerns, investigations, government response, and economic impact.

Contact: Cutler Cleveland, 617-353-3083,

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