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28 September 2010

Estimates on oil spill blasted

A scientist contradicted US government claims that most of the oil that flooded into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's busted well has degraded, insisting that more than half remains.

A top scientist contradicted US government claims that most of the oil that flooded into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's busted well has degraded, insisting that more than half remains.

His assessment implied that some 2.5 million barrels of oil was still embedded in the fragile ecosystem, out of the estimated 4.9 million barrels that gushed into the Gulf.

 
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