BP’s deepwater oil well is leaking roughly 200,000 gallons of crude oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico. 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the spill has yet to be contained. The video seen below is of the underwater leak that has been kept hidden from the public all this time.
ABC News.com says, “Behind-the-scenes lobbying effort helped foretell a tug of war this week over images that BP America did not want the public to see as the company struggled to try and contain the massive spill unleashed after one of the company’s offshore oil rigs exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.”
The explosion is responsible for 11 deaths. CNN.com reports BP knew of problems with an offshore well hours before it exploded last month, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a House committee chairman said Wednesday.
BP\’s Underwater Oil Leak
Read the rest of the story here: After Oil Rig Blast, BP Refused to Share Underwater Spill Footage
Sources: abcnews.go.co; money.cnn.com