Exxon Valdez oil trapped by beach gravel, says study

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Nettoyage des plages après la marée noire de l’Exxon Valdez en 1989 – USA © AFP PHOTO CHRIS WILKINS

Large quantities of oil spilled during the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster can still be found beneath gravel beaches in Alaska, a study has discovered.

Writing in Nature Geoscience, a team of scientists found that oil just a few inches down was dissipating up to 1,000 times slower than oil on the surface.

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