New figures mean Deepwater Horizon is producing an Exxon Valdez-size spill every five to 13 days.
Photograph: Lee Celano
HOUSTON — Researchers studying the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico said Thursday that up to twice the amount of oil previously thought may have been spewing into the sea since an oil rig exploded nearly two months ago.
The new figures could mean anywhere from 42 million to more than 100 million gallons of oil have already fouled the fragile waters, affecting people who live, work and play along the coast from Louisiana to Florida — and perhaps beyond.
It is the third — and perhaps not last — time the federal government has had to increase its estimate of how much oil is gushing. Trying to clarify what has been a contentious and confusing issue, federal officials on Thursday gave a wide variety of estimates. continue: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/11/bp-oil-spill-estimates-double
Disclose.tv Amateur Video Of Gulf Oil Slick - Worse Than BP Admits
May 10, 2010 — Video is from Alabama resident John Wathen as a volunteer pilot flew him over the area where the oil rig sank. Officials have stopped guessing at the amount of oil leaking although some speculate it may be closer to 1 million gallons per day. Don't let BP spin this into something trivial. "It's not a leak, it's a volcano spewing oil"