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BP has conceded the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than first estimated, with oil now
swamping the Louisiana shore.


LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The full impact of last month's rig explosion and oil leak in the Gulf of
Mexico is being felt, with a massive oil slick swamping the Louisiana shoreline. Heavy crude is
washing into the state's wetlands for the first time, killing wildlife. To the disgust of American
politicians, the owner of the rig, BP, is now conceding that more oil than it estimated is gushing
into the gulf.

EDWARD J. MARKEY, DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN: Now we're beginning to understand that we cannot trust BP.
People do not trust the experts any longer. BP has lost all credibility. Now the decisions will
have to be made by others, because it's clear that they have been hiding the actual consequences of
this spill. And that is just one more example, in dispersants, where they no longer should have
that responsibility.

LEIGH SALES: BP says a long tube inserted into the leaking pipe is capturing 800,000 litres a day:
the total amount the company had previously said was gushing to the sea. It's not known how much
oil is still spewing out of the broken pipeline.