Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

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Today Radioactivity discusses the dead zone now in the Gulf of Mexico. This week scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium released their annual measurement of the Gulf Dead Zone, which measured 5,008 square miles, almost as large as the state of Connecticut. LUMCON has been measuring the Dead Zone since 1985, and this year’s Dead Zone is three times larger than the Dead Zone Task Force’s 2015 goal for reducing the dead zone.

Rob Lorei speaks to Andrew E. Whitehurst, Assistant Director of Science and Water Policy
Gulf Restoration Network.

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