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... experts examined video that BP released Wednesday. Their findings suggest the BP spill is already far larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska, which spilled at least 250,000 barrels of oil.
BP has said repeatedly that there is no reliable way to measure the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by looking at the oil gushing out of the pipe. But scientists say there are actually many proven techniques for doing just that.
A computer program simply tracks particles and calculates how fast they are moving. Wereley put the BP video of the gusher into his computer. He made a few simple calculations and came up with an astonishing value for the rate of the oil spill: 70,000 barrels a day — much higher than the official estimate of 5,000 barrels a day.
Originally posted by drakus
Geez, i'm still trying to not fall in the usual running and screaming, but the rate at which estimations are growing in volume everyday, i'm starting to think we are all (earthlings) going to suffer this corporate-funded "accident"...
May buddha and the Aliens and Peter Pan help us, or we are so screwed...