1. Environment

    Oil in Gulf Matches Deepwater Horizon Well

    GRAND ISLE, LA - APRIL 13:  Dusk falls over the beach as waves wash up from the Gulf of Mexico April 13, 2011 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Oil from the BP oil spill washed up onto this beach, one of the hardest hit areas, in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion which killed eleven crew members. 206 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the Gulf of Mexico until the BP well was finally sealed. Residents report that oil still washes up onto the beach after storms. April 20th marks the one-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    Scientists have confirmed that the oil rising to the surface near the site of the Deepwater Horizon well is a chemical match to the oil that flooded the Gulf after the oil spill last summer, known as MC252. One scientist who examined the oil said, “My guess is that it is probably coming from the broken riser pipe or sunken platform…However, it should be confirmed, just to make sure there is no leak from the plugged well.” BP officials said they had checked the well and found no leaks, saying via email, “There is still no evidence that the oil came from the Macondo well.”

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