MAY 01 2010

Deepwater Horizon oil spill rate larger than initial estimates

Deepwater Horizon, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Coast Guard

Ian McDonald of Florida State University has calculated that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill‘s flow is approximately 26,500 barrels per day.  Here’s a report from the SkyTruth blog (http://www.skytruth.org/): Deepwater Horizon spill estimates derived from USCG fly-over data (28 April 2010) Figure 1. US Coast Guard map showing size and appearance of oil slick on…

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