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BP Finally Releases Hi-Res Video Of Oil Disaster

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This isn't a blurry, low-resolution clip of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. This is a crisp, high-resolution video that the House and Senate pressured BP into finally releasing. What a freakin' mess.


The clip shown is from June 3, 2010. That means it's before BP placed a containment dome over the broken oil riser pipe and before many attempts to guess the size of the leak:

BP has been heavily criticized for, among other things, underestimating the size of the oil leak all along and calling into question any flow rate estimates that were not their own. But now that they are producing 10,000 barrels per day of oil from the temporary cap solution, it is clear their previous estimates were in fact well short of actuality. The question is whether they have been purposefully obfuscating or withholding measurement data and/or video feeds to protect the company when it comes time to paying legal restitution and fines.


Ugh. [Ecopolitology via Jerry James Stone]