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BP oil spill residue found in Minnesota pelican eggs

BP oil spill residue found in Minnesota pelican eggs

BP Spill Residue Found in Minnesota Pelican Eggs Posted Fri, May 18, 2012 by MattH to deepwater horizon , gulf of mexico oil spill , minnesota , oil spill , pelicans , pollution , wildlife An American white pelican sits on her nest in Minnesota. [Image via Minnesota Public Radio] The impacts of the Deepwater Horizon are being felt in -- you guessed it -- Minnesota. White pelicans that winter in the Gulf of Mexico and have lived in an oiled Gulf have migrated to far away places such as Minnesota to lay eggs, and the contaminants inside them have traveled as well. Preliminary testing by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows that petroleum compounds were present in 90 percent of the first batch of eggs tested and nearly 80 percent of the eggs contained the chemical dispersant used during the spill, called COREXIT. The contamination of white pelican eggs is a bad...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/blog/2012/05/bp-spill-residue-found-...

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