The Week in Pictures: Nearly 80% of Oil Still Threatens Ecosystem, and More

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A new report from the University of Georgia and the Georgia Sea Grant contends that the amount of oil remaining in the water in the wake of the Gulf oil spill is far higher than reported. In fact 70-79% of oil not captured at the wellhead by BP still poses a threat to the ecosystem. That's 2.9-3.2 million barrels of oil still in the water.

Read the full story: Nearly 80% of Oil From Gulf Spill Remains in Water, Threatens Ecosystem: Independent Analysis

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