UF News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 21, 2015): Five years after oil spill, survey shows communities are still impacted
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 17, 2015 ): UF study shows seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill
In the News…
Article in The Conversation – “Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: impacts on Gulf communities and seafood.” http://theconversation.com/five-years-after-the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-impacts-on-gulf-communities-and-seafood-40138
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the University of Florida led a team of researchers to study the physiological, psychological and sociological effects in order to help communities recover and prepare for future potential disasters. Now UF/IFAS Family Youth and Communities researcher Dr. Tracy Irani explains what the team has learned so far. https://youtu.be/u2vlS1TjFf8
Dr. Traci Irani talks about the HGHC 2015 Regional Forum https://youtu.be/bHm0y-5W7YE
Article in the Quartz – “Five Years after Deepwater Horizon, the gulf’s seafood seems safe” – http://qz.com/387294/five-years-after-deepwater-horizon-the-gulfs-seafood-seems-safe/
Article on Phys.org – “Study shows seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill” – http://phys.org/news/2015-04-seafood-samples-elevated-contaminant-oil.html
Article in the Advocate – Dr. Brian Mayers talks about BP Compensation – http://theadvocate.com/home/4977287-125/meeting-assesses-deepwater-impact
WKRG.com Channel 5 News – Alabama Waters open 2 weeks early for brown shrimp season. Watch video coverage of this story here.
BP Oil Spill Still Drowning Business It’s been two years since an oil rig owned by British Petroleum ruptured, spewing over 200-million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The leak has been capped for over a year. But as GTN’s Kimberly Howard shows us, businesses in …
University of Maryland Medical Center. “Broader Psychological Impact of 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill” ScienceDaily, 17 Feb. 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2012.
Stressed Out: The Gulf Oil Spill Impacted Hundreds of Thousands of Floridians Mentally, Economically, and Legally. Explore Magazine. J. Glenn Morris, Jr. (Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities project investigator) and Bill Mahan (an extension agent with the Florida Sea Grant program in Franklin County) are cited. Click here for .pdf version of this article.
A Year After the Spill, “Unusual” Rise in Health Problems; National Geographic; The work of Lynn Grattan (Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities researcher) is cited.