|Published:||May 20, 2010 7:12 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 20, 2010 7:12 PM EDT|
WASHINGTON (AP) - A live video feed that shows the oil gushing from the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico is now available online.
The video shows a large plume of oil and gas still spewing next to the tube that's carrying some of it to the surface.
Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts pushed BP PLC to make the video available to the public. It's now posted on the Web site of the Select Committee on Energy Independent and Global Warming.
BP was leasing the rig Deepwater Horizon when it exploded and sank a month ago off Louisiana. The company has been trying ever since to stop the oil spewing from the well.
BP says a mile-long tube is capturing 210,000 gallons of oil a day, but some is still escaping. The company initially estimated 210,000 gallons was the total amount of the spill.
The live video feed is also available at GlobalWarming.house.gov.
Notably, as of 2:15 p.m. EST, the sites hosting the live feed were experiencing sporadic techincal difficulties due to high volumes of traffic.
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