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Scientists Discover Huge ‘Bathtub Ring’ of Oil on Sea Floor From BP Spill

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Deep ocean’s floor in the Gulf of Mexico was found a 1,235-square-mile “bathub ring” of oil. Who is responsible for such a thing? Why BP of course!

The 10 million gallons deposit resting near the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig is residue left over from the 172 million gallon spill that occurred in April 2010.

BP disputes the claim, telling Fuel Fix that the researchers need to chemically identify the source of the oil before they can credibly blame the company.

One of the unanswered questions always has been, where did 2 million barrels of oil goto? So this is a good moment to have found at least some of the missing oil.

>“What we still don’t know, and what we need to all keep in mind, is that there’s the potential for sub-acute impact,” Penn State University’s Charles Fisher said at the time. “In other words, things that might have happened to corals’ reproductive system — slower acting cancers, changes in the fitness of the animal. These are very hard to detect and they’ll take a long time for us to see whats going on.”

[SOURCE](http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/28/3585245/bp-oil-spill-bathtub-ring/)

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