(AP) — Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled
into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana
BP said Thursday
a preliminary estimate shows between 15 and 39 barrels of oil have been
recovered from the lake at its Whiting refinery. That's between 630 and
The new figure is
up from BP's initial estimate that nine to 18 barrels of oil entered the
BP says its crews
have recovered "the vast majority" of oil visible along the shoreline.
Environmental Protection Agency says EPA and U.S. Coast Guard staffers
oversaw cleanup work at the spill site again Thursday, but bad weather
prevented them from deploying boats into the lake.
BP reported the