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Published:August 14th, 2010 07:37 EST
Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak

Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak

By Suren Hossein

`The administration announced with fanfare last week that of the estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil that gushed out of the Deepwater Horizon well, three-fourths of the total had been captured, skimmed, burned, or dispersed - or had simply evaporated - before it could despoil the coast.

Some experts have called this assessment overly optimistic.

Serious questions remain about the possible long-term environmental effects of the oil that remains in the Gulf.`