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Image : Still Toxic After All These Years


Location: Buzzards Bay, off West Falmouth, Mass.
Date: September 16, 1969

Lat./Long.: 41°35'57.60"N, 70°41'47.88"W
Material spilled: No. 2 fuel oil
Amount spilled: 189,000 gallons
Spill extent: **

Helen White, a graduate student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, takes a core of sediment in Wild Harbor to analyze how bacteria decomposed oil from the 1969 spill. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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