Please take a moment to read the following article from the Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute. It shows the limitless bounds that our federal government will go to feed bad information to the people. The University of Ga and others had proposed and identified plumes of oil below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. This I believe through my years of engineering work in material transport and movement. The Feds used NOAA to restrict the flow of information. Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told a White House briefing on Aug. 4 that "at least 50 percent of the oil that was released is now completely gone from the system. And most of the remainder is degrading rapidly or is being removed from the beaches."
In one report, researchers at the University of Georgia estimated that about three-quarters of the oil was still lurking below the surface of the Gulf. In the other, University of South Florida scientists said they found oily clouds of water inside an underwater canyon. The oil was at levels toxic to critical marine organisms.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38770508/ns/disaster_in_the_gulfbout the plumes.
On Tuesday, however, two new scientific reports raised fresh fears about the environmental fallout from the world's worst offshore oil spill and questioned government assurances that most of the oil was already gone.
Without extensive testing, the Fed has no idea what is going on or what the Gulf conditions will be in the near future. The Fed has no clue because the Fed relies on the opinions of theoretical bureaucratic, government paid engineers, not practical engineers who identify the methods to produce the results needed to identify the causes and conditions that need to be addressed in order to improve the Gulf condition.