The oil spill’s toxic trade-off: Susan Shaw on TED.com

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Break down the oil slick, keep it off the shores: that’s grounds for pumping toxic dispersant into the Gulf, say clean-up overseers. Susan Shaw shows evidence it’s sparing some beaches only at devastating cost to the health of the deep sea. (Recorded at TEDxOilSpill, June 2010 in Washington, DC. Duration: 16:43)

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