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

Forum recounts impacts from Gulf oil spill

UF researchers set forums on Gulf oil spill

UF-led team awarded more than $6.5 million for oil spill projects

Psychological effects of BP oil spill go beyond residents of impacted shorelines

In the News

Article in The Conversation – “Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: impacts on Gulf communities and seafood.”

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.

Dr. Traci Irani talks about the HGHC 2015 Regional Forum                                         

Article in the Quartz – “Five Years after Deepwater Horizon, the gulf’s seafood seems safe” –

Article on – “Study shows seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill” –

Article in the Advocate – Dr. Brian Mayers talks about BP Compensation – 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.   



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