Gulf Oil Spill: Real Disaster Might Be Lurking Beneath the Surface

Mark Sappenfield, The Christian Science Monitor: "New research suggests that huge plumes of oil might be spread at all levels of the water column, showing how much scientists don't yet know about the complex Gulf oil spill."

//www.truthout.org/gulf-oil-spill-real-disaster-might-be-lurking-beneath-surface59548



BP Stands for Bad Petroleum

Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog: "Saturday the White House warned BP that it expects the oil giant to pay all damages associated with the disastrous oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico, even if the costs exceed the $75 million liability cap under federal law. BP responded Sunday saying its public statements are 'absolutely consistent' with the Administration's request."

//www.truthout.org/bp-stands-bad-petroleum59559

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Guess how much oil is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico

Steven Wereley of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, estimates that the well is losing 70,000 barrels of oil a day. That's equivalent to an Exxon Valdez disaster every four days, and more than 10 times the 5000 barrels a day estimated by BP.

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Submerged oil plumes suggest gulf spill is worse than BP claims

Ocean scientists in the Gulf of Mexico have found giant plumes of oil coagulating at up to 1,300 metres below the surface, raising fears that the BP oil spill may be larger than thought - and that it might create huge "dead zones".

//www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/16/gulf-oil-spill-bp



Air tests from the Louisiana coast reveal human health threats from the oil disaster

The media coverage of the BP oil disaster to date has focused largely on the threats to wildlife, but the latest evaluation of air monitoring data shows a serious threat to human health from airborne chemicals emitted by the ongoing deepwater gusher.

//snipurl.com/wfiaq


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Center for Public Integrity (CPI): BP Cited for Worst OSHA Safety Violations Among U.S. Refiners

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