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Water samples from the Gulf of Mexico have confirmed low concentration oil plumes below the surface and miles away from the ruptured BP well head, the head of a federal ocean monitoring agency said Tuesday.
Analysis of water from three sites show that "there is definitely oil sub surface" in "very low concentrations," said Jane Lubchenco, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"We suspected that, but it's good to have confirmation," Lubchenco said.
BP had said earlier it had found no evidence of subsea oil.
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