Oil and Water Don't Mix, Even After 40 Years

History Channel & Smithsonian Institution

More than 40 years after the 1969 oil spill in Massachusetts’ Wild Harbor salt marsh, environmental chemist Dr. Chris Reddy from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution finds that the oil is still present. In this video, learn about how Dr. Chris Reddy tests the marsh for the presence of oil, and what his research reveals about the biological impacts of oil nearly 40 years after a spill.