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Sobering Video of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Leak, As Seen Underwater

To end the day on a somewhat downbeat note: In response to the mounting pressure surrounding their lack of transparency about the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, BP has released the first underwater video of oil and gas gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, 5,000 feet below the surface.

While we applaud BP for releasing the video, it highlights, in instantly graspable terms, just how bad it is down there.

The silver lining: according to Yahoo News, “Experts and media companies believe that footage like this could help them establish exactly how much oil has spilled out into the Gulf of Mexico.”

(h/t Yahoo! News via @antderosa)

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