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The BP oil-methane-dispersant-drilling fluids disaster


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The site of the BP oil well leak in the Gulf of Mexico captured from a BP live video feed July 14, 2010.

Most of the coverage of the BP disaster lately has focused on where all the oil is or is not. But this new piece in Mother Jones on the true scope of the disaster does a good job explaining why the oil is really just one of several destructive substances in play in the Gulf.

There’s the methane:

Few people realize that some 40 percent of what spews from the Deepwater Horizon well is methane, the primary component of natural gas—a dangerous greenhouse gas and a toxin to most life. …

Full Article Here

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 11:45 ET

By Justin Elliott

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