From Washington's Blog. Professor of Mechanical Engineering Estimates 70,000 Barrels of Oil Leaking a Day
The Gulf oil spill is much worse than originally believed.
As the Christian Science Monitor writes:
It's now likely that the actual amount of the oil spill dwarfs the Coast Guard's figure of 5,000 barrels, or 210,000 gallons, a day...
And also from New BP Insertion Tube Isn't Working
BP's new insertion tube inside the leaking oil pipe - unfortunately - isn't doing very much.
Specifically, the Miami Herald points out that - according to the Coast Guard - the spill is getting worse in spite of the insertion tube:
The massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is growing despite British Petroleum's effort to siphon some of the spewing crude from its ruptured deepwater well, the U.S. Coast Guard official leading the cleanup warned Tuesday.
Also check out Just Like 9/11? Oil Spill Responders Are Getting Sick ... But Are Being Told They Don't Need Any Safety Gear
And from Cryptogon U.S. COAST GUARD THREATENED CBS NEWS CREW WITH ARREST FOR FILMING OIL SPILL DISASTER; COAST GUARD SAID THAT THEY WERE ACTING UNDER AUTHORITY OF BRITISH PETROLEUM; “THIS IS BP RULES. IT’S NOT OURS.”
As well as Air Tests from the Louisiana Coast Reveal Human Health Threats from the Oil Disaster
I will just add this disturbing photo of a giant black orchid of oil about to smudge itself across much of the gulf from NASA.