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Deepwater Horizon Shoreline Cleanup Assessment, Gulf of Mexico

Client: Polaris Applied Sciences
Location: Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
Date: 2010-2013

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Deepwater Horizon Shoreline Cleanup Assessment, Gulf of Mexico

On April 20, 2010, while nearing completion of an exploratory well into the reservoir, BP America's Deepwater Horizon (DWH) drilling rig exploded and subsequently sank on April 22, 2010. Beginning on May 4, SCAT (Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique) teams began daily aerial reconnaissance missions across the eastern Gulf States shorelines, and by mid-May the first Mississippi Canyon 252 (MC252) oil was identified stranded along Mississippi and Alabama barrier islands and shorelines along Baldwin County, Alabama.

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