TV News LIES

Thursday, Sep 21st

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Researchers confirm subsea Gulf oil plumes are from BP well

Researchers confirm subsea Gulf oil plumes are from BP well

E-mail Print PDF

Researchers confirm subsea Gulf oil plumes are from BP wellThrough a chemical fingerprinting process, University of South Florida researchers have definitively linked clouds of underwater oil in the northern Gulf of Mexico to BP's runaway Deepwater Horizon well — the first direct scientific link between the subsurface oil clouds commonly known as "plumes" and the BP oil spill, USF officials said Friday.

Until now, scientists had circumstantial evidence, but lacked that definitive scientific link.

The announcement came on the same day that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that its researchers have confirmed the existence of the subsea plumes at depths of 3,300 to 4,300 feet below the surface of the Gulf. NOAA said its detection equipment also implicated the BP well in the plumes' creation.

Together, the two studies confirm what in the early days of the spill was denied by BP and viewed skeptically by NOAA's chief — that much of the crude that gushed from the Deepwater Horizon well stayed beneath the surface of the water.

"What we have learned completely changes the idea of what an oil spill is," said chemical oceanographer David Hollander, one of three USF researchers credited with the matching samples of oil taken from the water with samples from the BP well. "It has gone from a two-dimensional disaster to a three-dimensional catastrophe."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as devastating Category 4 storm

Maria hits Puerto RicoOne of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off...

Study shows Arctic sea ice continues to melt considerably

Arctic ice continues to meltArctic sea ice shrank to roughly 4.7 million square kilometers in September, making the sea ice...

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria devastates DominicaHurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime...

How Man-made Earthquakes Could Cripple the U.S. Economy

Oklahoma fracking earthquakeWhen Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, U.S. oil refining plummeted to record lows. Now, nearly...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!