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4 years 4 months ago

Spill now worst ever in gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's massive oil spill has passed a sobering benchmark. Based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, it's now the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico. The ruptured well has been gushing oil for two and a half months, hitting the 140.6 million...

4 years 5 months ago

Fishing waters reopened in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 8,000 square miles of closed fishing waters have been reopened in the Gulf of Mexico because no oil has been observed there. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday said the most significant opening is an area south of Mississippi, which was...

4 years 5 months ago

Extensive oil plumes found deep in Gulf

Scientists with the University of South Florida say laboratory tests have confirmed that oil from a spewing Gulf of Mexico well has accumulated in at least two extensive plumes deep underwater. The researchers said in Baton Rouge on Friday that tests confirmed their initial findings that were based on...

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