Thursday, May 20, 2010

Deepwater Horizon Update: Leak Is 20 Times Worse Than Previously Estimated

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

From McClatchy:

WASHINGTON — The latest video footage of the leaking Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico show that oil is escaping at the rate of 95,000 barrels — 4 million gallons — a day, nearly 20 times greater than the 5,000 barrel a day estimate BP and government scientists have been citing for nearly three weeks, an engineering professor told a congressional hearing Wednesday.

The story also says federal officials are now putting together a "crack team" to figure out just how massive the spill is. Maybe I'm being negative, but doesn't it seem like that should have happened a really long time ago?

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