This guy thinks the Exxon Valdez has already been eclipsed:
Ian McDonald, a biological oceanographer, strongly believes that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could have already surpassed the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He has categorically denied the estimates of NOAA and BP, which stands at 5000 barrels per day. According to his study and analysis, we are looking at a spill of around 25,000 barrels per day, rather than the 5,000 barrels estimated by BP. If his estimates are accurate, then we are facing a much bigger economical and threat than is currently being predicted.
I could f’ing cry.
No surprise to anyone here I suppose, but – the attempt to put a box or dome over the first leak has apparently failed–ice crystals have blocked the whole mess up, and they’ve dropped the thing on the bottom, while they ‘re-assess’.