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  •  Indeed. This is talking about an underwater plume (2+ / 0-)
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    Mogolori, lightfoot

    Who knows what the long-term effect will be.  While deep-sea seeps are natural, and there are natural methods to get rid of the oil, dispersed deep-sea oil is not natural.  We have no natural models to look at.   there might be a ready decomposition process to inert elements (namely, H2O, CO2, asphalt, and pure hydrates)... then again, there might not be.  And if not... it could be around for a long, long time.

    I don't deign to know which case will be the answer because... well, honestly, nobody knows.

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