ISU researchers are working on new oil spill cleaning agent


Photo by U.S. Coast Guard, Flickr.
Photo by U.S. Coast Guard, Flickr.

Researchers at Iowa State University, Columbia University and Louisiana State University are working together to create an environmentally friendly substance for cleaning up oil spills.

Current chemicals used to clean oil spills are toxic to marine life.

This research is in its beginning stages. Those involved in the project don’t expect to see their work turned into a commercial project for at least a decade.

Read more about the research here.

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