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Oil in the Gulf - Revised Estimates

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Seven weeks after Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank, the uncapped well at Mississippi Canyon 252 continued to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico. 

By the 11th of June, NOAA scientists were agreeing with other experts who claimed the pollution was occuring at much greater rates than 5,000 barrels a day.  (There are 42 gallons of oil in every barrel.)

This drawing, from NOAA, depicts the scene in the Gulf and describes the situation of America's worst oil spill seven weeks into the disaster.

Click on the image for a better view.


Media Credits

Drawing, and image description, by NOAA and NASA. 

Online, courtesy NOAA.

 

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