Where did the missing oil go?
New study says some is sitting on the Gulf floor
01/30/2015 09:00 am
Jeff Chanton, atmospheric science professor at Florida State University
After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the government and BP cleanup crews mysteriously had trouble locating all of it.
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010.
Now, a new study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton finds that some 6 million to 10 million gallons are buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta.
“This is going to affect the Gulf for years to come,” Chanton said. “Fish will likely ingest contaminants because worms ingest the sediment, and fish eat the worms. It’s a conduit for contamination into the food web.”
Still believe that there is no problem with the Keystone XL pipeline cutting our country, The Unites States of America right through the middle with a foreran country’s caustic sludge that they and our leaders are jokingly calling oil?
Oil that only the 1% in this country and 99% of that country will reap the rewards from!