BP raises estimate of Lake Mich. oil spill

Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery.
AP Wire
Mar 28, 2014

BP said Thursday a preliminary estimate shows between 15 and 39 barrels of oil have been recovered from the lake at its Whiting refinery. That's between 630 and 1,638 gallons.

The new figure is up from BP's initial estimate that 9-18 barrels of oil entered the lake.

The corporation said its crews have recovered "the vast majority" of oil visible along the shoreline.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said EPA and U.S. Coast Guard staffers oversaw cleanup work at the spill site again Thursday, but bad weather prevented them from deploying boats into the lake.

BP reported the spill Monday.

Comments

skyking007

Always the lie on how much was spilled. Then the lie about the clean up. WAKE UP AMERICA.

Lanivan

Interesting. BP did not just "raise" the estimates of the amount of oil spilled into Lake Michigan, it actually DOUBLED the estimate of spilled oil. Could it be the untrustworthy and ineffectual EPA forced them to publish the original (under) estimate?

Spill, Baby, Spill!

skyking007

rule # 1 blame anybody but the oil company. And always lie or confuse the issue.

Lanivan

Rule #2 - Confuse. #3 - Divide. #4 - Delay.

Local74

#5 don't EVER buy gas from BP

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