Massive oil plume found underwater by scientists | NOLA.com

Posted by Trish Riley, August 23, 2010

The definitive story from environmental journalism icon and Pulitzer Award-winner Mark Schliefstein:

“A massive, 22-mile-long underwater plume of oil droplets flowed to the southwest of the BP’s failed Macondo well at the end of June, and the threat it poses to natural resources of the Gulf of Mexico remains uncertain, scientists who mapped the plume said Thursday.

The finding confirms that plumes of oil from the failed well have existed deep beneath the surface, and that the oil is not seeping from natural fissures on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute scientists who authored the peer-reviewed article published Thursday in the online research magazine ScienceXpress.”

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