Posted by | June 11, 2010 13:42 | Filed under: Top Stories

Now we hear that the impact of the oil spill will be much worse than we originally were told.

New numbers showing the amount of oil gushing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico may be double as much as previously thought means the crude is likely to travel farther away, threatening more birds, fish and other wildlife that call the fragile waters their home, scientists said Friday.

The new figures could mean 42 million gallons to more than 100 million gallons of oil have already fouled the Gulf’s delicate ecosystem and are affecting people who live, work and play along the coast from Louisiana to Florida — and perhaps beyond.

Pictured is an image provided by BP Friday morning.

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