Experts now say nearly 130 million gallons of crude oil have spewed into the ocean waters.
Scientists estimate the oil now covers more than 1,400 square miles, that's bigger than Maryland and Delaware combined.
A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press
British Petroleum officials say the amount of oil being siphoned from the busted pipe has doubled since Monday.
Officials now estimate they've secured two-fifths of the leak, which is about 84,000 gallons.