Scientists: millions of liters of crude spilling into Gulf every day

Ray Henry

ON Tuesday, scientists gave new calculations on the volume of oil spilling from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and this information indicates that up to 2.52 million gallons (9.54 million liters) of crude per day is flowing into the sea.

A group of government scientists stated that the broken well is spilling from 1.47 million gallons to 2.52 million gallons per day of crude.

The most recent figure reflects an increase in the flow of crude calculated by scientists after submarine robots cut a bent pipe close to the seabed, which seemed to be restricting the flow of oil, as is the case when a garden hose is twisted and prevents the flow of water. AP

Translated by Granma International


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