Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Ecological impacts of palm stearin spill to the coastal ecosystem

(The University of Hong Kong) In August 2017, a marine accident occurred in the Pearl River Estuary where a cargo vessel accidentally released about 1,000 tonnes of palm stearin into the sea, where over 200 tonnes reached the southwest coasts of Hong Kong. Subsequently an HKU research team launched an 18-month investigation on the degradation, bioaccumulation, and toxicity of the palm stearin through bother field- and laboratory-based investigations. The results were published in the international journal Environmental Science & Technology.