Another day, another dollar

May 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Posted in environment | Leave a comment
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Net fishing on the Gulf of Mexico. Pass Christian, Mississippi. 1937 July. Dorothea Lange, photographer. (Library of Congress)

Why this surprises anyone is beyond me.

(NYT) Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.

UPDATE: BP is using a cheaper, more toxic and less effective dispersant supplied by a company to which it has “close ties.”


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