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BP accused of "cover-up" over oil spill

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BP accused of "cover-up" over oil spill


Energy giant, BP, has come under fresh attack for allegedly concealing the extent of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

It comes after the firm admitted that more oil than the 5,000 barrels a day it first estimated were gushing from the burst well.

Government and many independent scientists say about 70,000 barrels of oil are leaking from where once stood the Deepwater Horizon rig.

For US Congressman, Edward J. Markey, BP’s actions amount to a cover-up: “We cannot trust BP. People do not trust the experts any longer. BP has lost all credibility, now the decisions will have to be made by others, because it is clear they have been hiding the actual consequences of this spill,” he said.

BP has provided a live video feed of the leak, but new mages of oil sloshing into Louisiana’s marshes have only raised public concern about the catastrophe.

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