A shocking article on the St. Petersburg Times reveals that federal government agencies tried to coverup the discovery of massive plumes of underwater oil found by independent scientists.
The scientists say the federal government took their data about the oil plumes and told them to shut up.
When the scientist went public with their findings they say they were discredited by the government and pressured to redact their findings.
The accusations come from several universities including professors from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of South Florida and follow similar charges of a cover up lodged against NOAA by Discovery earth.
The scientist say when they first reported their scientists to the Coast Guard and NOAA they were told to “shut up”.
A month after the Deepwater Horizon disaster began, scientists from the University of South Florida made a startling announcement. They had found signs that the oil spewing from the well had formed a 6-mile-wide plume snaking along in the deepest recesses of the gulf.
The reaction that USF announcement received from the Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the federal agencies that sponsored their research:
“I got lambasted by the Coast Guard and NOAA when we said there was undersea oil,” USF marine sciences dean William Hogarth said. Some officials even told him to retract USF’s public announcement, he said, comparing it to being “beat up” by federal officials.
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