Ga. Scientists: Gulf Oil Not Gone, 80% Remains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there.

The scientists say as much as 80 percent of the oil still lurks under the surface. The Georgia team said it is a misinterpretation of data to claim that oil that is dissolved is actually gone. The report from University of Georgia and other scientists came from an analysis of federal estimates.

Earlier this month federal scientists said that only about a quarter of the oil remained and the rest was either removed, dissolved or dispersed.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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  • by scott Location: destin,fl on Aug 18, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    I'm in the tourist business but let's be real here, big goverment tourist season is over here on the gulf coast and it's not coming back this year, it's over the damage has been done. Don't let BP roll up the carpet and leave, we will be feeling the oil impacts for a long time if you do, no claims ect.
  • by Kevin Location: Enterprise on Aug 17, 2010 at 06:53 AM
    Its all about tourist dollars. Tell the public that millions of barrels of oil just disappeared over night and get those tourist dollars flowing. "its all gone" is a BIG lie.
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