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Methane in Gulf "astonishingly high": U.S. scientist

Posted on Jun 28, 2010 in Health & Wellness

By Julie SteenhuysenPosted 2010/06/22 at 6:58 pm EDT CHICAGO, June 22, 2010 (Reuters) — As much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday. Texas A&M University oceanography professor John Kessler, just back from a 10-day research expedition near the BP Plc oil spill in the gulf, says methane gas levels in some areas are “astonishingly high.” Kessler’s crew took measurements of both surface and deep water...

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