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Tulane University Wins National Science Foundation Grant to Study Oil Dispersants

Tulane University Wins National Science Foundation Grant to Study Oil Dispersants
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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 7:43am

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao (LA-02) announced Tulane University has been awarded a $48,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for a September workshop on the use of dispersants to clean up deep water oil spills.

The project, called "A Workshop on the Science and Technology of Dispersants Relevant to Deep Sea Floor Oil Releases, September 22, 2010, Arlington, VA," is under the direction of Vijay John. The award is effective September 1st, 2010.

Cao said, "Dispersants and their potential effects on the environment have been a controversial issue in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Any research project that helps us understand more about these chemical products could not be more timely. It's wonderful the NSF has seen the value of Tulane's worthwhile workshop."

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