At a US presidential panel heard on Monday that more than half of the oil spilt in the Gulf of Mexico in the BP oil spill disaster is yet to be cleaned up. Oceonographer Ian MacDonald said that it would be difficult to deal with the remaining oil as "much of it is now buried in marine and coastal sediments." An official report last month stated that 75% of the spilt oil had been cleaned up, but MacDonald's finding contests this claim. Read more: AFP, via News24
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