U.S. experts want severe penalty, strict regulations to prevent future oil spill
Environmental Health Sciences Professor Rich Ambrose discusses the BP oil spill in a Xinhua News Agency article.
Ambrose, an expert on the ecological impacts of oil spills, contaminants and other human activities in coastal and marine environments, said the impact will last for five to 10 years and because the oil kills the plants and when the plants die, many animals will also die. He stated, "One of the lessons we learned is that when we drill oil in deep sea, we do not have the technology and measures to prevent such accident to happen and to contain it."
Professor Ambrose is also Director of the Environmental Science and Engineering Program.
To read the full article in Xinhua News click here.
Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010