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Scientists: Oil leak worse than previous estimates

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists have provided a new estimate for the size of the Gulf oil spill that indicate it could be worse than previously thought.

A government panel of scientists said Tuesday that the oil spill is leaking between 1.47 million and 2.52 million gallons a day.

That is an increase over previous estimates that put the maximum size of the spill at 2.2 million gallons per day.

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