UK Today News: BP Oil Leak – Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Is The Worst In US History, BP Top Kill In Progress
The Gulf of Mexico oil leak has reportedly spilled more than twice the amount of oil spilled during the Exxon Valdez disaster. This has made the BP Oil Leak 2010 the largest oil spill in U.S. history, according to government scientists.
BP has begun the “Top Kill” plan in an attempt to plug the leaking oil well, which started spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion took place last month.
U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, told reporters: “The top kill procedure is going as planned, and it is moving along as everyone had hoped.” However, a BP official stated that it was too early to talk about the success of the Top Kill Plan.
So how does the BP Oil SPill 2010 become the largest oil spill in US history? According to CNN: “Scientists observed 130,000 to 270,000 barrels of oil on the water’s surface on May 17, and think a similar amount had already been burned, skimmed, dispersed or evaporated.
That would mean 260,000 to 520,000 barrels had been leaked as of 10 days ago. The Exxon Valdez leaked about 250,000 barrels into Alaska’s Prince William Sound in 1989.”
We will get to know if the Top Kill plan is a success later today. Check back for more updates on the BP Oil Spill 2010 here on www.uktodaynews.com