Much Gulf Oil Remains, Deeply Hidden and Under Beaches


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As BP finishes pumping cement into the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead Thursday, some scientists are taking issue with a new U.S. government report that says the “vast majority” of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been taken care of by nature and “robust” cleanup efforts.

In addition, experts warn, much of the toxic oil from the worst spill in U.S. history may be trapped under Gulf beaches, where it could linger for years, or still migrating into the ocean depths, where it’s a “3-D catastrophe,” one scientist said…

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