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Recent news suggests that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will soon be eclipsed by the millions of barrels of oil leaking from the Taylor Energy platform since 2004. The Coast Guard this week ordered Taylor to contain the mess, or face massive fines. But cleanup alone may not fully mitigate the damage and effects may linger, as they did after the Deepwater Horizon spill, writes CRGC director Melissa Finucane. Read more »

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At the kick-off of a collaborative workshop series, “Regional priority setting for health, social, and economic disruption from spills,” CRGC director Melissa Finucane presented her research on risk communication and also participated in a panel discussion on Sharing Oil Spill Experiences and Insights.

The two-day event took place last week in Houma, Louisiana. The workshop series is presented by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI); and various Sea Grant partners.

Learn more: www.resilientgulf.org/2018/12/10/regional-priority-setting-workshop/
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