Most Spilled Oil in Gulf of Mexico Unaccounted for in Government Data

"Up to 4 million barrels (167 million gallons), the vast majority of the spill, remains unaccounted for in government statistics. Some of it has, most likely, been cleaned up by nature. Other amounts may be gone from the water, but they could have taken on a second life as contaminants in the air, or in landfills around the Gulf Coast.

And some oil is still out there -- probably mixed with chemical dispersants. Some scientists have described it floating in underwater clouds, which one compared to a toxic fog."

David A. Fahrenthold and Leslie Tamura report for the Washington Post July 29, 2010, with Marc Kaufman and Steven Mufson.


"Mainstream Media Helps BP Pretend There's No Oil" (Mother Jones)

"Gulf Oil Spill: Where Has the Oil Gone?" (Christian Science Monitor)

"BP Lies (Again), This Time on Drilling 'Mud'" (Mother Jones)


Source: Wash Post, 07/29/2010