Coastal News Roundup: Ineffective Oil Spill Dispersants, And More

Nov 9, 2018

The chemicals used to help clean up the BP oil spill, known as dispersants, have been already been accused of damaging the health of humans and sea life. Now, a new study says they were ineffective at doing what they were meant to do: clean up the oil.

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, WWNO's Travis Lux speak with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune's Tristan Baurick about the study. Plus, a look at the black rail -- a coastal bird threatened by sea level rise.

You can hear the Coastal News Roundup every Friday at 7:45am and 4:44pm on WWNO, 89.9 FM.

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