'No Underwater Oil Plumes': BP CEO Tony Hayward Denies Scientists' Research
BP's Chief Executive Officer, Tony Hayward is disputing scientific claims that there are large oil plumes suspended beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
Hayward said samples taken by the company show no evidence of large masses of underwater oil. He said that oil's natural tendency is to rise to rise to the surface, and any oil underwater is currently making its way to the top.
Scientists from several universities across the United States are reporting a different scenario. Based on video images and testing of water samples taken from the Gulf of Mexico, experts from the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia, and Southern Mississippi have reported large underwater oil plumes, which appear to be far from the site of the oil leak.
Last week scientists from the University of South Florida reported an oil plume 22 miles long, six miles wide and more than 1,000 feet deep.
Despite congruent evidence from multiple sources, Tony Hayward insists "There aren't any plumes. The oil is on the surface."
Read the full story at the Huffington Post: Underwater Oil Plumes Disputed By BP CEO Tony Hayward
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