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Sunday, September 12, 2010

So much for BP's assurances

BP confidently claimed that almost all the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico has dissolved or has been cleaned up. Wrong again.

Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions. Their discovery suggests that a lot of oil from the Deepwater Horizon didn't simply evaporate or dissipate into the water — it has settled to the seafloor.

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