Deepwater Horizon burning

Fires burn around the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon rig in April 2010. Scientists who measured the flow of oil from the leaking well, originally said to be 5,000 barrels per day, were asked to release numbers at the low end of the spectrum, though high-end numbers of almost 70,000 barrels per day were later found to be accurate. The flow is now estimated to have been about 62,000 barrels per day before it diminished.
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( Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times )

Fires burn around the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon rig in April 2010. Scientists who measured the flow of oil from the leaking well, originally said to be 5,000 barrels per day, were asked to release numbers at the low end of the spectrum, though high-end numbers of almost 70,000 barrels per day were later found to be accurate. The flow is now estimated to have been about 62,000 barrels per day before it diminished.

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