"Here is the large surface slick that has been sitting over the Macondo area since last autumn, with as yet no explanation from BP or the US Coast Guard as to its origin. Its persistence, even after the weeks of rough weather we have had in recent weeks and months, suggests that its flow is substantial. Scientists who have sampled it have found evidence of manmade products such as drilling mud ... There are patches of rainbow and weathered “mousse” in it as well, which we have not seen out there for many months ... We’re still not satisfied with BP’s response to the problem, and we’re concerned that the oil may actually be coming from fissures under the sea. One thing is undeniably clear from the photographic evidence: The oil is still there, 33 months after the explosion ... Massachusetts Rep. Edward Markey ... said of the ongoing problems at the site: “Back in 2010, I said BP was either lying or incompetent. Well, it turns out they were both."
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