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10:57 AM, Aug 4, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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"U.S. Finds Most Oil From Spill Poses Little Additional Risk," reports the New York Times.

The government is expected to announce on Wednesday that three-quarters of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak has already evaporated, dispersed, been captured or otherwise eliminated — and that much of the rest is so diluted that it does not seem to pose much additional risk of harm.

A government report finds that about 26 percent of the oil released from BP’s runaway well is still in the water or onshore in a form that could, in principle, cause new problems. But most is light sheen at the ocean surface or in a dispersed form below the surface, and federal scientists believe that it is breaking down rapidly in both places.

Well, then. When does President Obama revoke his moratorium on offshore drilling?

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