21 May 2010

BP Tries To Coverup Disaster, Turns It Into Catastrophe

Reuters: BP swamped by criticism; spilled oil keeps coming

* Company denies coverup, says providing information
* Revises downwards oil amount being captured from leak
* BP faces mounting U.S. government and public anger

Anger, skepticism and accusations of lying washed over energy giant BP Plc on Friday as it desperately pursued efforts to contain a month-old seabed well leak billowing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. lawmakers and scientists have accused BP of trying to conceal what many believe is already the worst U.S. oil spill, eclipsing the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska. It represents a potentially catastrophic environmental and economic disaster for the U.S. Gulf coast.

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