May 13, 2010
Anna Christopher, NPR
SCIENTISTS EXAMINE BP-RELEASED VIDEO AND ESTIMATE 70,000 BARRELS PER DAY SPILLING INTO GULF;
U.S. COAST GUARD ESTIMATE AT 5,000 BARRELS PER DAY
Harris reports that these estimates indicate that the oil spilling into the Gulf has already far exceeded the equivalent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska. BP disputes these results and maintains there is no reliable way to calculate the flow of oil from a broken pipe.
The story is developing at NPR.org; Harris broke this story on All Things Considered, and will have more details tomorrow on Morning Edition. For local stations and broadcast times, visit www.npr.org/stations.
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