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May 21, 2010 6:40 PM

BP not named to task force that will figure Gulf oil spill's size

The decision not to place a representative of BP on a new task force to determine how much oil is leaking from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico comes after a month in which Obama administration officials have stressed BP's preeminent role in the cleanup. The task force, however, does include an engineering professor who told Congress earlier this week that the spill is maybe 19 times larger than originally thought.

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