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Consortium Awarded $860K to Study Oil Spill

September 12, 2011

ESPM professor Allen Goldstein and Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Evan Variano are part of a research consortium funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) to study the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

A total of $112.5 million over three years will support this phase of the GRI research effort, which comprises eight research consortia. The UC Berkeley team, led by Texas A&M University at College Station, will have approximately $860,000 of support over three years.

The eight teams will investigate the fate of petroleum in the environment, the impacts of the spill, and the development of new tools and technology for responding to future spills and improving mitigation and restoration.

Read the press release.

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