Scientists: BP's Actions Made Things Worse

POSTED: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 9:59am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 10:01am

PENSACOLA BEACH, FL - It seven weeks today since that oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, and there is still thick black oil flowing out from beneath a containment cap over the leak.

The coast guard says they are capturing more oil than ever, but some scientists say BP's actions have actually made things worse.

"There is more oil entering the ocean now," Dr. Ira Leifer said.

While others say tests confirm the existence of underwater plumes that to this point BP has denied.

"NOAA is confirming subsurface oil surface at depths up to 3300 feet," Dr. Jane Lubchenco said.

More oil and more worries for those now waiting to see how much worse it will get.

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