- CNTV English - CCTV News

New research reports on BP's oil leak

08-18-2010 08:42 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

Two new scientific reports raise fresh fears about the environmental fallout from the world's worst offshore oil spill.

The reports call into question government assurances that most of the oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is already gone.

In one of the reports, researchers determined that about three-quarters of the oil from BP's blown-out well is still lurking below the surface of the Gulf and may pose a threat to the ecosystem.

It says up to 79 percent of the 4.1 million barrels of oil were not captured directly at the wellhead.

Another report says experiments in the northeastern Gulf where so-called plumes or barely visible clouds of oil had been found earlier had turned up oil in the sediment of an underwater canyon.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program