Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scientists Challenge Oil Spew Disposition

University scientists say up to 79% of the oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico. This is in contrast to the government, which suggests only 26% lingers. This is the same government that couldn't predict flow from the Deepwater Horizon. Neither report accounted for hydrocarbon gasses such as methane in their estimates.

USF results showed oil in marine sediment in the DeSoto Canyon, a critical spawning ground. Tests also indicated dispersed oil as highly toxic to phytoplankton and bacteria.

Who should the public give more credence to? Terminology points to university scientists, at least the ones who didn't call their estimate an "Oil Budget."

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