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Oil Spill 19 times larger than BP, US government claim?

May 21, 2010

As the oil continues to pump into the Gulf of Mexico the amount of oil being released is subject to dispute.  The official estimates of BP and the US government of 5,000 barrels a day seem to be seriously underestimated size of the spill.  The best and latest estimates, based on video footage released by BP of oil spewing forth from the ruptured pipe at the bottom of the ocean floor, have placed the level closer to 90,000 barrel/day.  As pointed out on the Destructionist blog, this represents a potentially catastrophic ecological and economic disaster.  Below is a video from the Real New Network about the possible (and increasingly likely) misrepresentation of the size of the spill by BP.

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