We know that the Deepwater Horizon well could have been spewing up to 2 million gallons of crude a day before a cut-and-cap maneuver last week started capturing some of the flow. Remember we told initially to was only leaking 42,000 gallons a day, the just 210,000 gallons. The new estimate by government scientists means more than 100 million gallons may have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico since the start of the disaster April 20. That is more than nine times the size of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster
There is a plan to reinitiate burning the oi. Seattle Times reports on the health concerns associated with doing that. Read more.