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Image : Oil in Our Coastal Back Yard


Location: Buzzards Bay off Westport, Mass.
Date: April 27, 2003

Lat./Long.: 41°29'22.10"N, 70°59'17.80"W
Material spilled: No. 6 fuel oil
Amount spilled: approx. 98,000 gallons
Spill extent: more than 90 miles of shoreline
Chris Reddy, a marine chemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, examines and collects oil-covered rocks at Nyes Neck in West Falmouth, Mass.
Chris Reddy, a marine chemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, examines and collects oil-covered rocks at Nyes Neck in West Falmouth, Mass., following the April 2003 spill from the Bouchard 120 oil barge. Reddy and colleagues study the impact of oil spills and other contaminants on coastal ecosystems, with a particular eye on how the compounds disperse and decay with time. (Kevin Mingora, Cape Cod Times.)

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