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Gulf Submarine Exploration Reveals Ocean Floor Covered In Oil (Video)

Gulf Submarine Exploration Reveals Ocean Floor Covered In Oil (Video)

This week, BP began challenging government and scientific estimates of how much oil actually gushed into the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

The federal government has estimated that about 2.6 million gallons of oil a day spewed from the well, declining to about 2.2 million gallons daily before the well was capped in mid-July, according to the Associated Press.

The oil company is facing enormous legal ramifications for the explosion and oil spill, which killed 11 rig workers and damaged thousands of miles of marine habitat.

Seer Press reports:

“Of course, even now, while they’re challenging the figures that the government and its scientists have based their estimates of fines on, BP still has not provided an alternative figure.  That’s in spite of speculation that the government’s figures were actually underestimating the rate of flow.”

Watch the video clip below from ABC News, in which a reporter travels with a submarine crew to find out whether the oil has really “dissipated” like BP officials claim.

 

 

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Image Credit: Flickr - deepwaterhorizonresponse

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9:30PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

DUH.

9:52AM PST on Dec 13, 2010

ugh bad bad bad!! If BP doesnt take responsibility we will have to hammer it into their heads till they get it.

7:35AM PST on Dec 10, 2010

BP clearly thinks we will all swallow the spoon-fed pablum they dish out, claiming the oil is gone. Someone would have to be a mindless moron to believe that! There is no way that many millions of gallons of oil just vanished because BP said so. The damage to the ecosystem in the Gulf will last for centuries! They have done a great job of hiding the truth and managing to keep news reports about the destruction out of mainstream media. They are back to business as usual. This was just a blip on their radar and nothing will change, except for the millions of lives in the wildlife populations that died and/or are damaged forever because of it. When will we wake up and realize that this has to end?? It is up to US to do it. We must stand up and be heard and not back down. BP is just making sure nobody knows the reality of what they caused, and sadly the vast majority of people are buying it, and buying their gas again. It's sickening to think of what the fish, birds and other animals have endured thanks to BP's lax safety measures or concern for environment at all. Wake up people. This is YOUR Gulf.

6:24PM PST on Dec 8, 2010

Well now I hope none of us are surprised with all of this ! ! ? ! ? ! ! After all, where do we think it went? ? I hope nobody thought it was just going to disapear. Or did anyone think BP was going to clean it all up? ? ? BP's talk was all sounding good but talk is very cheap, isn't it? ? ? They talked the talk, but didn't walk the walk. Now OUR ocean are polluted, the fish are not worth eating and how many of our water birds and animals died because of it. Our ELECTED OFFICIALS should have held them more accountable instead of taking the payments under the table and having peoples livelyhood taken away from therm. And we can't enjoy seafood anymore. If you ask me, I;d love to punish the Heads of BP and serve them a wonderful 'oil' and vinegar seafood dinner and a glass of sparkling ocean water.

8:44PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

Disgusting; but, unfortunately I'm not surprised.

1:03PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

horrible

12:15PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

But I thought magic-oil eating bacteria ate all the oil months ago?

First they deny the damage is done, now they deny the damage is bad.

10:59AM PST on Dec 7, 2010

This has been and will remain to be Heartbreaking. That greed and money have power over our own soil and oceans welfare.

10:38AM PST on Dec 7, 2010

No surprises....Time to sell all petroleum shares, because they are becoming worthless by the day. Time to invest in something more practical that is earth-based and non-pollutting. Solar, wind and hydro is a healthier choice.

9:17AM PST on Dec 7, 2010

Does this surprise anyone?

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