Study: Deepwater Horizon Spill Worse Than Thought

STUDY: 2010 BP OIL SPILL FAR BIGGER THAN ORIGINALLY ESTIMATED

(CNN) – A new study says the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was far bigger than originally estimated.

It happened after an explosion and fire at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010, which dumped about 170-million gallons of oil into the Gulf.

But according to the study in the journal Science Advances; some of that oil was invisible to the satellites that tracked the spill.

And the spill itself was about 30% larger than originally estimated.

The study also says the oil reached the coast of Texas, the Florida Keys, and parts of both east and west coasts of Florida.

So far, BP is declining to comment.

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