Six months later, what did we learn from the oil disaster in the Gulf?, CNN, October 19, 2010:
It was May when a fishing boat carrying Ed Overton and other scientists pulled away from what would become the largest accidental oil spill in history. The ocean was soupy and brown. The air tasted like gas. Some reporters looked green in the face. The oil stretched nearly from horizon to horizon.
Overton, sitting on a beanbag in the back of the boat, was upset. ... But, even then, Overton saw a sparkle in the muck:
Maybe we all will learn something from this experience, he said. ...
"It's a staggering amount of money that this thing is going to end up costing BP," he said, "so I think everybody has learned their lesson pretty strongly."
'Slime highway' of BP oil suspected on Gulf floor, MSNBC, September 13, 2010:
Ed Overton, a Louisiana State University chemist who has analyzed the spill for NOAA...