A University of Georgia study is saying that the numbers touted by BP should actually be reversed, and that over 70% of the oil is still there, rather than that the same amount has been collected or evaporated. It hasn’t been peer reviewed or checked yet, but it already sounds somewhat more convincing than these optimistic claims. Well, apparently (I haven’t read the documents, hence the qualifier) the official reports and and algorithms used to to calculate these percentages don’t add up–Mac McClelland posted a link to this story, which includes document links, yesterday.
Also, Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney who handled the 9/11 compensations, has taken over handling reimbursement claims for BP. NPR has an article on it here.