Over 200 million gallons of BP's (NYSE:BP) toxic crude oil was spewed into the ocean. The federal government and BP has sent a small army to clean it up, but the problem is they can't find it.
The oil slick mass is now the size of New Hampshire but started out the size of Kansas. The Coast Guard flew around the BP rig site and no oil could be found. An ABC News team surveyed a marsh area and the oil eluded them as well.
A shrimper, Salvador Cepriano is one of many searching for the oil. He said hes been putting out boom but it's not catching any oil. "I think it is underneath the water. It's in between the bottom and the top of the water," said Cepriano.
The government is says it's getting harder and harder to find the crude. Thad Allen, National Incident Commander said, "It is become a very elusive bunch of oil for us to find." This doesn't mean that all the oil is gone, but experts are saying that a massive amount has reabsorbed into the environment.
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