Deepwater Horizon Spill Left an Oil Ring the Size of Rhode Island at the Bottom of the Sea, Study Says
In the study, Valentine and his colleagues gathered 3,000 samples of water from 534 locations in the Gulf of Mexico. This helped them locate the half inch-thick oil ring, and determine that the oil levels inside the ring are as much as 10,000 times higher than those found outside the ring, reports the Associated Press.
BP doesn’t agree with the findings, however. The company told the Associated Press that the researchers were unable to determine the source of the oil — an aspect of the study that lead “them to grossly overstate the amount of residual Macondo oil on the sea floor and the geographic area in which it is found.”
BP keeping it classy.