US NIH receives oil spill research fund from BP

Oil and gas company BP has announced that it is providing $10m (£7m) to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) under its Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) to support a study of potential public health issues relating to the Gulf oil spill and other spill-related health research.

The GRI is a 10-year, $500m independent research programme established by BP to better understand and mitigate the environmental and potential health effects of the Gulf spill.