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UF receives grant for oil spill study

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\A roughly 7-million-dollar grant has been awarded to a UF-led team to study the effects of the oil spill along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Chantal Lamberth reports, the team is searching for any potential risks to humans.

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