100 Days of Oil

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 2:38pm

Disaster in the gulf hits new milestone.

It's been 100 days since fire spilled out across the night sky and oil began to pour from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.

The government estimates as much as 200-million gallons of oil has leaked into the gulf.

Independent scientists believe it could be more.

Only 50 million gallons have been recovered.

While stains on white sand beaches and a toxic soup in the marsh and wetlands makes some of the spill obvious, much of the crude is hiding below the surface.

There's still no permanent fix for the leaking well and oil is still washing up on the shoreline.

As the investigation into how and why the spill happened continues federal agents have also started a criminal probe into the disaster.

Three companies, BP, Transocean and Haliburton, are the focus of investigators who are also looking into what role "cozy relationships" with federal regulators may have played in the tragedy.

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