Oil now gushing from 1.47 to 2.52 MILLION GALLONS A DAY, say scientists

Scientists now say oil spill is leaking between 1.47 million and 2.52 million gallons a day
By The Associated Press (CP) – 30 minutes ago

NEW ORLEANS – Scientists have provided a new estimate for the size of the Gulf oil spill that indicate it could be worse than previously thought.

A government panel of scientists said Tuesday that the oil spill is leaking between 1.47 million to 2.52 million gallons (5.56 million to 9.54 million litres) a day.

That is an increase over previous estimates that put the maximum size of the spill at 2.2 million gallons (8.33 million litres) per day.

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