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NOAA confirms underwater oil plume

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A Florida research vessel has found an underwater plume of oil as deep as 3,300 feet and as far as 142 miles southeast of the BP oil spill. The finding confirms the fears of Florida scientists and political leaders who warn that oil has polluted deep waters, causing unknown environmental damage apart from the surface slick lapping at the shores of the Gulf Coast. The southeasterly location of the plume indicates it has moved in the direction of the loop…

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