New Video, Images Show Deepwater Horizon Oil Leak in Dismal Detail

BY Chris Amico  May 12, 2010 at 7:29 PM EST

British Petroleum has released new video and images of one of the oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico. We aired a clip on Wednesday’s PBS Newshour and our source was this video via the Joint Information Center. It shows crude gushing beneath what once was the Deepwater Horizon platform from an opening in the ocean floor.

Meanwhile, as oil continues to flow into the Gulf, choose your own estimate of the leakage rate or tell us what you think it is based on the video: