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July 30th, 2010
09:26 AM ET

A slick maneuver?

So where's all the spilled oil? The coast guard insists it can't find much more to clean up on the surface of the gulf. Their crews keep conducting flyovers and the pilots keep coming back with the same story, there's little crude to be found. Can millions of gallons of oil really be all gone? Some of the locals say they know where the crude is and they'd be happy to point the coast guard in the right direction. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. craine

    What happened to the polymers that was suppose to be able to absorb the oil leave no residue chemical and could be collected by skimmers or the polymers became biodegradable?
    I do hope that this idea was abandoned becauseof its cost?

    August 5, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  2. Patrick

    How could anyone be so stupid as to believe the oil has "disappeared"? A very small amount of the lighter portions of the heavy crude that is floating on the surface will evaporate and over time certain bacteria will breakdown other portions of oil, but to think it has magically disappeared is putting your faith in the tooth fairy. It's still there, just below the surface and out of sight because of the massive amounts of dispersant BP has used (which, of course, was their intent – you know, out of sight, out of mind). Make no mistake about it, we will be dealing with this for many years into the future.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  3. Belteshazzar

    Over at skytruth the oil is still on the radar, quite obviously in fact.

    Is BP now buying off reality?

    August 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm |