USGS develops technique to improve offshore spill cleanup

02/9/2014 | United Press International

The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a technique that tracks the movement of surface residual balls (SRBs), which may be helpful in offshore oil spill cleanup. "The techniques developed here can be applied to evaluate the potential alongshore movement of SRBs in other locations or from any future spill where large quantities of oil and sand mix in the surf zone," said P. Soupy Dalyander, the scientist who developed the technique.

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