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Guest Post: Where Has All the Oil Gone?

Nancy Rome is a documentarian and writer based in Baltimore. She sent us this thoughtful guest post.

The question on everyone's mind right now and for the foreseeable future is: Where has the oil gone?

Much of the scientific community scoffs at the White House’s claim last week that 75% of the oil has been cleaned up, even going so far as to call the claim ludicrous, because tracking the spill is so difficult.

To say how much has really been cleaned up is nearly impossible, and oil continues to wash up "under" beaches and marshes on barrier islands and will continue to do so for some time.  

If we still do not know exactly how much oil actually gushed from the Deepwater Horizon, then how can we know the exact amount that has been cleaned up?


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