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23 February 2018 06:20 (South Africa)

More than half of Gulf of Mexico oil not yet cleaned up

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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