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UTMB-led researchers awarded $7.8 million for Gulf spill study
Date:7/7/2011

GALVESTON, Texas In an effort to determine the vulnerability of affected Gulf Coast communities following last year's BP oil spill,the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded a five-year $7.85 million grant to a consortium of university researchers and Gulf Coast community groups led by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to examine the safety of Gulf seafood and the long-term health of those who consume it.

Investigators from four other universities are participating in the Gulf Coast Health Alliance: health Risks related to the Macondo Spill (GC-HARMS) consortium: the University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Louisiana State University and the University of Arizona. Community groups involved at primary research sites include southeast Louisiana's United Houma Nation; the Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese American Fisherfolk and Families; and the Center for Environmental and Economic Justice, based in Biloxi, Miss.

"We're going to look at the possible impact of the Gulf oil spill on seafood safety, with the major driver being the concerns of local fishing communities in the Gulf Coast region," said UTMB professor Cornelis Elferink, principal investigator on the project. "The community has been instrumental in shaping the issues that are going to be addressed by our research, and they'll be continuously involved as the project progresses, from initial sample collection to communication of the results."

BP's Macondo well was capped on July 15, 2010, and concerns remain about the environmental effects of the 4.4 million barrels of oil that scientists estimate the well released into the Gulf. GC-HARMS will center on measuring the distribution in the weathered oil of petrogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are suspected of being carcinogenic.

"We're looking at PAH contamination in fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters that people eat, we're looking at the toxic
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Contact: Jim
jpkelly@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
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