How Much Oil Has Leaked Into the Gulf of Mexico?

PBS Newshour created the meter you see above to track the rate of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon disaster site. Ticker increments are based on calculations derived from a number of sources outlined in the following news article:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2010/05/how-much-oil-has-spilled-in-the-gulf-of-mexico.html.

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