Watch Live Video Of Oil Spill 5,000 Feet Below Surface

A live video feed that shows the oil gushing from the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico is now available online.

The video shows a large plume of oil and gas still spewing next to the tube that's carrying some of it to the surface.

Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts pushed BP PLC to make the video available to the public. It's now posted on the Web site of the Select Committee on Energy Independent and Global Warming.

BP was leasing the rig Deepwater Horizon when it exploded and sank a month ago off Louisiana. The company has been trying ever since to stop the oil spewing from the well.

BP says a mile-long tube is capturing 210,000 gallons of oil a day, but some is still escaping. The company initially estimated 210,000 gallons was the total amount of the spill.

CLICK HERE to see the live feed of the spill.

Click the related link to see the webcam.

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  • by wt Location: eastern nc on May 25, 2010 at 03:45 PM
    all the more reason why they should not drill off the coast of north carolina!
  • by crazyinnc Location: nc on May 22, 2010 at 04:43 AM
    If you cant get on the feed of the oil spill go to UTUBE and put in oil spill 2010 it shows all
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on May 21, 2010 at 12:19 PM
    The "live feed" is actually a taped loop (look closely and you will see it). Can't believe anything you see or read in todays world.
  • by Granny Location: WC on May 21, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    They can get a live web cam down that far to work, but can't plug it?

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