Federal Science Report Details Fate of Oil from BP Spill

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Federal Science Report Details Fate of Oil from BP Spill
[Via NOAA News Releases]

A third (33 percent) of the total amount of oil released in the Deepwater Horizon/BP spill was captured or mitigated by the Unified Command recovery operations, including burning, skimming, chemical dispersion and direct recovery from the wellhead, according to a federal science report released today.

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From an estimated 4.9 million barrels released, about 75% has been dealt with, either naturally or by clean-uo efforts. So, a little over a million barrels still needs to be dealt with in the area, mostly by natural means.

While this is good news, it is still a lot of oil for the environment and ecosystems to deal with.