BP assesses volume of crude oil spilled in Lake Michigan

London oil giant BP Plc, formerly called British Petroleum, is currently in the process of calculating how much crude oil was spilled in Lake Michigan after its refinery in northwest Indiana malfunctioned.

BP spokesman Scott Dean stated that workers from the Whiting refinery discovered the spill on Monday afternoon, March 24 and construction booms have now been placed over the area of the spill.

According to Indiana Department of Environmental Management spokesman Dan Goldblatt, an agency staffer attested to the presence of a large sheen on the lake on Tuesday, March 25 at around 2 a.m., which had been in the cove at the time of sighting and was no longer seen a few hours later.

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