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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Difficulties Of Measuring The Oil Spill

The Difficulties Of Measuring The Oil Spill: "

Oil companies fighting the blowout off Louisiana say they have no idea how much oil is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. But marine scientists say there are well-established methods for measuring the flow from a situation like this, either using commercially available instruments or by analyzing videos of the source. The U.S. Coast Guard has video of the gusher, but they have not been made public. The Coast Guard admits its figure of 5,000 barrels a day is just a rough estimate.

(Via NPR Programs: All Things Considered.)

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