Watch BP oil spill live-feed, live-stream video here. Also, you can get the latest info on the spill and the clean up efforts below.
Outraged citizens want to see it with their own eyes—the catastrophe that caused thousands of gallons of oil to spew deep into the Gulf of Mexico. While the exact cause is still being investigated, thousands of volunteers and professionals are scrambling to minimize the potential for environmental damage.
According to reports, Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts was leading the charge to get BP to make the feed public. BP relented, and made the feed available on their website, which shows massive amounts of oil gushing out of the damaged well. The company claims a tube stretching a mile beneath the surface is catching most of the oil, but admits that some is still entering the environment.
Concerned Americans, and curious minds across the world can watch the BP oil spill live-feed video below. Unexpected traffic has caused the video to be unreliable. As of 1:30PM Tuesday it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people have tried to access the feed.
Regardless, the Massachusetts lawmaker felt it was a major step in helping to keep the public informed about the calamity:
“This is a victory for transparency and open access to information, and for the ongoing efforts to understand the magnitude of this unfolding disaster and how best to solve it. Now the world can see what is happening 5,000 feet beneath the ocean floor, without having to wait hours before knowing what BP has either done or failed to do…I am pleased to have been able to help secure this result for the public.”
This effort is a step in the right direction, especially considering the public outcry following the event itself.
See for yourself. Watch BP oil spill live-feed video below.