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A visible solution: talking fluorescent oil spill detection technology

Many oil companies still rely on unsophisticated visual reports of oil spills, meaning many leaks are not detected until a slick comes to the surface and is visible to the human eye. Julian Turner talks to Dr Frances Metcalfe of Cambridge Consultants about their new oil spill detection technology platform, which is capable of detecting the natural fluorescence of even tiny amounts of oil in or on water.

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