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A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.
“This case illustrates how hurricanes and oil rigs don’t mix…”
Secrecy Shrouds Decade-Old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico, AP /ABC News (04-16-2015)
An Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico — that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade — is far worse than what has been publicly reported…