Estimates Show Oil Leaking at 70,000 Barrels a Day
After spending two hours analyzing underwater video of the BP oil spill, Steve Wereley, a Purdue University professor, has calculated the leak to be between 56,000 to 84,000 barrels of oil per day (versus BP's proclaimed estimate of 5,000 barrels a day). ** 70,000 barrels is equal to roughly 2.8 million gallons. **
CNN interviews Wereley and reveals the astonishing calculations...
At the end of the interview Douglas Brinkley makes note of an incredibly important fact, "We need transparency, not coverup. We need our best oceanographers, our experts on the site." We couldn't agree more!