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Gulf Scene Investigation: Oil Analysis Video Documents the NRDA Sampling Process
One year after the Deepwater BP oil spill, state and federal agency partners have collected almost 30,000 Natural Resource Damage Assessment samples to determine the impacts to the Gulf’s natural resources. It’s an unprecedented number of samples compared to any other U.S. oil spill.
Scientists have been collecting thousands of plant, animal, soil, and water samples to help them determine the extent of restoration the parties responsible for the spill must implement to fully compensate the American public.
In our latest video, we go inside the lab to get a better understanding of how samples are analyzed, what scientists are looking for, and what happens to the data.