The Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which was caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig, is one of the biggest natural and economic disasters in the history of the United States. It is also the one of the most well-researched. For instance, six years after the spill, researchers from various institutions have gathered the economic, environmental, and health impacts of the disaster.
Louisiana State University College of the Coast and Environment Associate Dean Richard Shaw, who is also the co-chairperson of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Synthesis and Legacy Committee, attested to this development. According to Shaw, “The silver lining to that cloud is it has provided the resources for us to learn a lot more about a part of the Gulf of Mexico that we didn’t know about – the deep sea. It’s a new frontier.”
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