BP Oil Spill Rate Much Higher Than Stated?

Cross-posted from SkyTruth:Gulf Oil Spill Rate Must be Much Higher Than Stated – 6 million gallons so far?”Based on SkyTruth’s latest satellite observations today of the size of the oil slick and published data on the thickness of floating oil at sea that produces a visible sheen (1 micron, or 0.000001 meters) we think the official estimate of the spill rate from the damaged well has been significantly too low.Immediately after the Deepwater Horizon rig sank on April 22, the Coast Guard estimated that the well was leaking 336,000 gallons (8,000 barrels) of oil per day. But for the past few days they’ve estimated the rate at 42,000 gallons (1,000 barrels) per day. We think it’s actually a lot closer to their original estimate…”Click to read more.Raleigh Hoke is GRN’s Mississippi Organizer

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