Rate of Oil Spill Exceeds the Initial Expectations
Federal Officials have informed that the oil in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was flooding out of the ground with an unexpected pace. The officials said on Thursday that the spill that was initiated last is now pouring oil faster than what they expected days before they had a sturdy hold on it.
Earlier during the start, officials had marked the flow if the oil at 5,000 barrels per day. It was then altered when on Thursday, BP, an oil company declared that it was gathering the oil by the tube that was connected to a leaking pipe. Also a video the seafloor depicted the oil that was emitting from the pipe. BP also claimed that oil was also said oil seeping out from a location at a distance of a few yards.
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have accused BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward that the Company has not been up to the mark in the promise that it made regarding updating to the public and the federal government about the spill.
Head of the Federal response to the spills, Coast Guard Adm. Thad W. Allen stated that more information should now be gathered to solve the problem. This spill has been resulted because of the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
Allen also assured that that the amount of leak would not interfere with their cleanup efforts, which are being practiced to fight the "the worst-case scenario”.
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