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8/17/10 Researchers: 79% of Oil from BP Spill Still Has Not Been Recovered
Researchers at the University of Georgia have concluded that up to 79 percent of the oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s Deepwater Horizon well has not been recovered and remains a threat to the ecosystem. The marine scientists who authored the report said their findings contradict media reports that suggest that only 25 percent of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill remains. Marine scientist Charles Hopkinson said, “One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and, therefore, harmless. The oil is still out there, and it will likely take years to completely degrade.”