Ga. scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80% remains

By: AP
By: AP
 Georgia scientists say most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there. As 80 percent of the oil still lurks under the surface

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Monday August 16, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Georgia scientists say their analysis shows
that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf
of Mexico is still there.
The scientists say as much as 80 percent of the oil still lurks
under the surface. The Georgia team said it is a misinterpretation
of data to claim that oil that is dissolved is actually gone. The
report from University of Georgia and other scientists came from an
analysis of federal estimates.
Earlier this month federal scientists said that only about a
quarter of the oil remained and the rest was either removed,
dissolved or dispersed.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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