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Watch: Underwater footage released of BP disaster site in Gulf — 15 droplets per minute caused massive slick? (VIDEO)

Published: October 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm ET
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Title: FIRST LOOK: Source of Gulf Oil Sheen
Source: WKRG
Author: Debbie Williams
Date: October 26, 2012

Oil near BP disaster site in Gulf; Oct. 5, 2012 (Source: On Wings Of Care)

[...] ROV’s, were sent to inspect the site earlier this month and find the source of the sheen. They captured what the Coast Guard called “globules” and BP described as “droplets” of oil leaking from what is called the “stove pipe” on top of the cofferdam and from an opening on the side.

The Coast Guard estimates 15 globules a minute were escaping [...]

Underwater cameras also inspected the original well area including the wreckage, debris, relief wells and the riser on the sea floor and observed no oil leakage from that area. Video of that inspection was not released.

[...]

A spokesman for BP declined several requests to comment on this story.

There is no mention of any inspection of the seafloor by BP or the Coast Guard. See: Officials concerned oil may be escaping from locations on sea floor away from BP's Macondo well in Gulf -- CEO pressed for answers

View all footage uploaded by the Coast Guard here

Published: October 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm ET
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