Day 31: How Big Is This Economic and Environmental Disaster?
Now we find out the BP Gulf Oil Spill is higher than the 5,000 barrels per day reported over the weeks. In addition, BP is reporting the capture rate of the riser insertion tube has fallen to 2,200 barrels per day (CNBC: BP Says Capture Rate Falls To 2,200 Barrels A Day). Next attempt by BP will be a "Top Kill" or "Mud Kill" on maybe Tuesday. This would, in theory, stop the leak completely but has never been done at 5,000 feet below the surface of the sea.
Below: MSNBC Video on the status of the Gulf Oil Spill. "We cannot trust BP". Oil reaches beaches and marshes in Lousiana.