NPR links here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126809525

The NPR link has the spill several times the size of Exxon Valdeez, with no end to the spewing in sight

New York Times Link here:

Snip:

"Size related to potential damage
Scientists said that the size of the spill was directly related to the amount of damage it would do in the ocean and onshore, and that calculating it accurately was important for that reason. BP has repeatedly said that its highest priority is stopping the leak, not measuring it. “There’s just no way to measure it,” Kent Wells, a BP senior vice president, said in a recent briefing.

Yet for decades, specialists have used a technique that is almost tailor-made for the problem. With undersea gear that resembles the ultrasound machines in medical offices, they measure the flow rate from hot-water vents on the ocean floor. Scientists said that such equipment could be tuned to allow for accurate measurement of oil and gas flowing from the well".

BP Vice President Lies and reports that there is not way to measure the spill…

"BP has repeatedly said that its highest priority is stopping the leak, not measuring it. “There’s just no way to measure it,” Kent Wells, a BP senior vice president, said in a recent briefing.

Yet for decades, specialists have used a technique that is almost tailor-made for the problem. With undersea gear that resembles the ultrasound machines in medical offices, they measure the flow rate from hot-water vents on the ocean floor. Scientists said that such equipment could be tuned to allow for accurate measurement of oil and gas flowing from the well".

They are not performing the most basic scientific measurements to ascertain a true estimate of the size of the spill. It is ALL about covering their own ass, and limiting any liability and damge to their precious profits.

Bigger the spill, higher the damage, and the worse the PR.

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