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Subsea oil confirmed as BP oil collection climbs

Water samples from the Gulf of Mexico have confirmed low concentrations of oil below the surface and miles away from the ruptured BP well head, the chief of a federal ocean monitoring agency said Tuesday.

But oil found by a University of South Florida research vessel 142 miles southeast of BP’s broken well did not come from that well, said Jane Lubchenco, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Analysis of water from three sites show that “there is definitely oil sub surface” in “very low concentrations,” Lubchenco said.

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