‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

February 5, 2015 by  
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When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst in 2010, about 200 million gallons of crude oil flooded into the fragile ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. While much of that oil washed up on shore or was cleaned up, sometimes using controversial dispersants , there is still a lot of oil unaccounted for. A new study in Environmental Science and Technology reveals that a good portion of that missing oil—about 10 million gallons—is sitting on the floor of the Gulf, where it is wreaking havoc with the sea environment. Read the rest of ‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp disaster , bp oil spill , BP spill , British Petrol oil spill , deepwater horizon oil spill , Deepwater Horizon Spill , gulf coast oil spill , gulf coast oil spill seafloor , Gulf disaster , gulf of mexico oil spill , Gulf oil spill , lost gulf coast oil , missing bp oil , missing gulf coast oil

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