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Aerostat Sampling of PCDD/PCDF Emissions from the Gulf Oil Spill In Situ Burns

Categories: Energy,Environment,Weather/Disasters

One of two peer-reviewed studies on possible harms from the burning of spilled oil on the Gulf surface.  Determines that the release of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs) was at a low level comparable to emissions from wood stoves.  From the Environmental Protection Agency.

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