Tech professors return from the Gulf to test oil spill samples

A group of Texas Tech professors are back in the Hub City after collecting samples of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

For nearly two months, this oil spill has continued and while the recently installed cap is helping some, the well continues to leak. That's why researchers from Lubbock went to the Gulf to try to get some important questions answered.

When the offshore oil rig near the Louisiana coast exploded, no one could predict 50 days later the leak would still be going strong.  "We don't really know the extent of damage that this particular crude oil will have on ecosystems, wildlife, and on human health," said Texas Tech Associate Professor Dr. Phil Smith.

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