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EPA Publishes Report on Effectiveness of Dispersants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted a technical report entitled “Characteristics of Spilled Oils, Fuels, and Petroleum Products: 2a. Dispersant Effectiveness Data for a Suite of Environmental Conditions – The Effects of Temperature, Volatilization, and Energy” on the agency web site. For a copy of this document or more information contact Jessica Roger or call (713) 655-8080. As stated in the Forward of the report, “The data and regressions presented in this report illustrate the interaction between oils and dispersants under a variety of environmental conditions. EPA expects these data to be useful both for modeling and to provide a resource for the oil spill response community as a whole.”