Oil Spill 2 years later
The 2 year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill (pdf) was earlier this week. There are a number of studies being performed to determine the long term issues relating to the spill and it’s clean up.
LSUHSC is a member of the Deepwater Horizon Research Consortium, a network of community and university partnerships that will conduct research on the gulf coast over the next 5 years. Specifically, the LSUHSC School of Public Health is conducting the Women and their Children’s Health (WATCH) study, which will investigate the short and long term physical, mental and community health effects resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Additionally, LSU Baton Rouge is involved in measuring the economic and ecological impact of the spill.