There is an unidentified substance seeping out of the Deepwater Horizon wreckage. The hibernating sea beast is awakening just in time for the end of the world. According to the Coast Guard, an "unidentified substance inconsistent with oil" is seeping from various sources at the site of the 2010 disaster, but they've been unable to determine what it is or how much there is of it (cue the theremin). The source of the oil sheen on the Gulf of Mexico is also still unknown. A remotely operated vehicle has collected samples of the substance for further lab analysis. "Next steps are being considered,” said Coast Guard Captain Duke Walker, “as we await the lab results of the surface and subsurface samples and more detailed analysis of the video shot during the mission.”
Via CBS News
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