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Vol. 14, No. 47 Week of November 22, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Icy spill easier to clean, scientists say

Research funded by oil interests conflicts with conventional wisdom, based on research done in Barents Sea above northern Europe

Elizabeth Bluemink

Anchorage Daily News Writer

Scientists funded by Shell and six other oil companies say that cleaning up oil spills in Arctic ice is in many respects easier than cleaning it from open water. The reason, they said Nov. 17, is that oil spilled in open water tends to spread out quickly over large areas and contaminate the shoreli....


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