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Measuring the leak

No one knows how much oil is spewing from the Macondo reservoir into the Gulf of Mexico, and estimates have varied widely since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sank April 22:

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5,000 or 26,000 barrels a day: Size of spill a guesstimate
Article | For nearly three weeks, the world has been hearing about the leaking well on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Now there's video footage, and it's not pretty, showing a turbulent plume of oil and gas billowing from the end of a 21-inch pipe that dropped to the mud floor of the gulf after the Apri...

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