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Oil Spill Cleanup Product Made From Sugar Byproduct

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December 18, 1998
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Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
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Louisiana marshlands of tall grasses, soft soils and shallow water make ideal habitats for scores of birds, fish, reptiles and mammals. But when an oil pipeline or a barge leaks and spews its contents on the water, the marsh itself becomes a major obstacle to cleanup equipment. But a biodegradable product that can clean up spilled oil in those hard-to-get-to places now is on the horizon, thanks to the work of a researcher at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.

Louisiana marshlands of tall grasses, soft soils and shallow water make ideal habitats for scores of birds, fish, reptiles and mammals. But when an oil pipeline or a barge leaks and spews its contents on the water, the marsh itself becomes a major obstacle to cleanup equipment.


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