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How much oil has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico?

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From PBS NewsHour’s “The Rundown”

includes updated leak estimate with sliding scale

Nobody knows for certain how much oil has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico since last month’s oil rig explosion. What we do have are estimates — from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, from outside experts, from British Petroleum — of how fast crude is flowing out of two remaining leaks (a third was plugged Wednesday).

Oil has been flowing out of ruptures in the Deepwater Horizon well on the ocean floor since around 10 a.m. on April 22, two days after the BP-leased rig exploded, leaving 11 workers missing and presumed dead.


Written by demon53

May 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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