Geochemist featured on PBS Newshour reports hydrocarbon remnants raining down in area around oil disaster
University of California Santa Barbara scientist and marine geochemistry expert Dr. David Valentine participated in a 10-day expedition to research the BP oil disaster.
Valentine noted that the area around the spill site “had a cloud of smoke hanging over it at all times”.
The cloud was composed of surface burn smoke and the “methane flair-up”.
He said the the burns form "one thick mass of clouds, and when it rains a lot of junk comes down from the particulate".
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