US oil spill in Loop Current ‘heading for Florida’

Agence France-Presse: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has entered the Loop Current, a powerful conveyor belt that flows clockwise around the Gulf towards Florida, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. Scientists monitoring the massive slick via ESA satellites say that oil has for the first time hit the current and is likely to reach Florida within six days. "We have visible proof that at least oil from the surface of the water has reached the current," said Bertrand Chapron, a scientist at the ......

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