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Pensacola (FL) News Journal (Tue 11 May, 2010)
Oil spill: Senators concerned about dispersants
Staff quoted: Carys Mitchelmore
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WASHINGTON — Breaking up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with a chemical dispersant represents a tradeoff that might still hurt the environment, senators and government officials warned Tuesday.


The Houston Chronicle's Energy Blog (Tue 11 May, 2010)
EPA: Dispersants' impact not known
Staff quoted: Carys Mitchelmore
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WASHINGTON -- A top Environmental Protection Agency official told a Congressional hearing this morning the agency doesn't know if chemical dispersants will work to break up the oil slick off the Gulf Coast -- or what impact the dispersants will have on the environment.


Washington Post News Service (Mon 10 May, 2010)
Tough call for scientists on safety of oil 'dispersants'
Staff quoted: Carys Mitchelmore
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The decision on whether to use chemical dispersants deep below the sea's surface to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill boils down to two central questions: Is it worth taking this unprecedented step to protect the region's sensitive and ecologically valuable wetlands, even at the potential expense of its marine life? And should federal officials conduct extensive new research before making the leap, since the scientific literature on this question is so sparse?


The Easton Star Democrat (Sun 9 May, 2010)
Second man pleads guilty to stealing historic ram statues
Staff quoted: Mike Roman
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CAMBRIDGE - The second man accused of stealing the two historic Don Pedro du Pont ram statues last September pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property of more than $500 on Monday in Dorchester County Circuit Court.


The Annapolis Capital (Sat 8 May, 2010)
Our Bay: Two UM scientists honored
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer, Dave Secor
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SOLOMONS - Two scientists with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have earned top awards for their work.


The Maryland Coast Dispatch (Fri 7 May, 2010)
Region Not Ruled Out Of Oil Spill's Reach
Staff quoted: Bill Boicourt
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OCEAN CITY – While anxiety grows over the potential environmental impact of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, coastal communities up and down the east coast including the coastal areas of Maryland are keeping a close eye on a variety of factors that could bring the spill's aftermath to their shores.


Salon.com (Thu 6 May, 2010)
Is BP's remedy for the spill only making it worse?
Staff quoted: Carys Mitchelmore
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Last Thursday, BP began putting more than 100,000 gallons of chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico to disperse some of the hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of gallons of petroleum its undersea volcano of oil has gushed so far.


WTOP Radio News (Thu 6 May, 2010)
Can the oil spill make its way to Eastern Shore?
Staff quoted: Bill Boicourt
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WASHINGTON - Some of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico could make its way around Florida with help from ocean currents and winds.


The Washington Post (Thu 6 May, 2010)
Chemical dispersants an unknown quantity in addressing oil spill
Staff quoted: Carys Mitchelmore
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The decision on whether to use chemical dispersants deep below the sea's surface to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill boils down to two central questions: Is it worth taking this unprecedented step to protect the region's sensitive and ecologically valuable wetlands, even at the potential expense of its marine life? And should federal officials conduct extensive new research before making the leap, since the scientific literature on this question is so sparse?


McClatchey News Service (Thu 6 May, 2010)
Researchers worry about oil dispersants' impact, too
Staff quoted: Carys Mitchelmore
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CHANDELEUR ISLANDS, Miss. — In the scramble to keep oil off wetlands and beaches in the Gulf of Mexico, British Petroleum has sprayed and pumped so much chemical dispersant into the water that its supplies by Thursday were running out as the first oil began to come ashore.


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