Florida Matters: A Look at the BP Oil Spill 4 Years Later
It's been four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We take a look at the lingering effects, ongoing clean-up efforts and the future of drilling in the Gulf.
We talk to an oil industry expert and two scientists from the USF College of Marine Science who have spent these past four years researching the effects of one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history.
More with Dr. Ed Glab, Dr. David Hollander and Dr. Steve Murawski on stopping accidents before they happen, the impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill on fisheries and Cuba's oil exploration projects.
Can the U.S. become energy independent, or as Dr. Ed Glab says, "energy self sufficient?" A look at oil production in the U.S.
The Pressure is On: C-IMAGE high pressure facilities in Hamburg, Germany are applied to oil spill research in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mind Open Media's David Levin talks with C-IMAGE PI Steven Murawski and scientists from the Technical University of Hamburg at Harburg Michael Schluter and Karen Malone about their high pressure experiments ongoing at their facilities. They are looking at oil and gas droplets under high pressure to learn more about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.
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