Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Gulf Oil Spill Coming Back to Haunt BP
Who would have guessed that the U.S. branch of al-Jazeera would be among the first to report that oil slicks had been spotted near the site of the most devastating environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico?
"Fifteen months after BP's crippled Macondo Well in the Gulf of Mexico caused one of the worst environmental disasters in US history, oil and oil sheen covering several square kilometers of water are surfacing not far from BP's well.
"Al Jazeera flew to the area on Sunday, September 11, and spotted a swath of silvery oil sheen, approximately 7 km long and 10 to 50 meters wide, at a location roughly 19 km northeast of the now-capped Macondo 252 well...."
CBS News has turned out more evidence of evasiveness on the part of BP officials: they failed to tell government investigators that the knew of flammable gas that complicated the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.