Sunday, 28 August 2011

Scientists: Oil fouling Gulf matches Deepwater Horizon well (photo gallery, video)

Scientific analysis has confirmed that oil bubbling up above BP’s sealed Deepwater Horizon well in recent days is a chemical match for the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that spewed into the Gulf last summer.

The Press-Register collected samples of the oil about a mile from the well site on Tuesday and provided them to Ed Overton and Scott Miles, chemists with Louisiana State University.

The pair did much of the chemical work used by federal officials to fingerprint the BP oil, known as MC252.

The oil spill damage to the Gulf of Mexico is massive and ongoing. Do not eat seafood products from that region and keep off the beaches and out of the water.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 28th, 2011.]

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