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Oil numbers keep getting worse

HOUSTON (AP) - With each new look by scientists, the oil spill just keeps looking worse.

New figures for the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico show the amount of oil spewing may have been up to twice as much as previously thought, according to scientists consulting with the federal government.

That could mean 42 million gallons to more than 100 million gallons of oil have already fouled the Gulf's fragile waters, affecting people who live, work and play along the coast from Louisiana to Florida - and perhaps beyond.

It is the third - and perhaps not the last - time the U.S. government has had to increase its estimate of how much oil is gushing.

Team says much more oil may have flowed from well


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