4/1/14

In the news: Lake Michigan oil spill larger than first estimated

Last week’s oil spill from an Indiana refinery into Lake Michigan looks to be larger than initially estimated. 

From the Chicago Tribune
"More oil than previously thought may have leaked into Lake Michigan this week from BP Plc's Indiana refinery, the company said on Thursday, after two U.S. Senators requested a meeting with the British oil major.

The request from Senators Mark Kirk, a Republican and Dick Durbin, a Democrat, both from Illinois, came before BP issued its estimate that between 15 and 39 barrels of oil had spilled - more than an earlier assessment that nine to 18 barrels leaked on Monday.

The Senators asked for details on the spill's cause, an analysis of the impact of the 405,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Whiting refinery's production increase, and information on what is being done to prevent future spills."
Read the complete story at the link above and the initial report here.

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