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Screening Level Assessment of Risks Due to Dioxin Emissions from Burning Oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Spill

Categories: Energy,Environment,Weather/Disasters

http://www.epa.gov/research/dioxin/docs/OilScreen25.pdf

One of two peer-reviewed studies on possible harms from the burning of spilled oil on the Gulf surface.  Determines that the increased cancer risk to Gulf residents and cleanup workers was small, less than a 1 in 1,000,000 increased cancer risk.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

See also:

http://www.epa.gov/research/dioxin/docs/Gulfinsituburnemissionsampling.pdf