*JUST IN* Geochemist in Gulf says “When it rains, a lot of junk comes down from the particulate”
July 24th, 2010
Geochemist featured on PBS Newshour reports hydrocarbon remnants raining down near oil disaster
University of California Santa Barbara scientist and marine geochemistry expert Dr. David Valentine participated in a 10-day expedition to research the BP oil disaster.
Valentine noted that the area around the spill site “had a cloud of smoke hanging over it at all times”. The cloud was composed of surface burn smoke and the methane flair-up.
He said the burns form “one thick mass of clouds, and when it rains, a lot of junk comes down from the particulate“.
Read the full July 24, 2010 article on Dr. Valentine in the Santa Barbara Independent: Soot in the Sky, Gas in the Water
Here is a July 22, 2010 clip from PBS Newshour: