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ABC’s Sam Champion Files Disturbing Underwater Report on Oil Spill

Good Morning America‘s Sam Champion has been reporting from the Gulf Coast on the oil spill throughout the past month, but he showed ABC viewers a new perspective with an underwater report this morning from inside the spill itself.

Calling it “one of the most horrible things I’ve seen underwater,” Champion and the team of divers came out with a frightening segment.

“You really don’t get the full scope by looking at the surface,” said Champion. “There is a new perspective this morning when you dive right in.”

Calling it “what BP does not want you to see,” the report showed “oil and chemical dispersant swirling together into a toxic soup” – directly contradicting what BP says the chemical dispersant is supposedly doing. Champion was joined by Philippe Cousteau, Jr. of Planet Green Network and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, who had strong words about the disaster himself. He said the “consistency is unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” and the spill disaster was “a nightmare.”

Many reporters have gone down to the Gulf region to report on the disaster, but seeing Champion suit up for a Hazmat dive and seeing what’s happening 25 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico gives a fresh, and disturbing, perspective. As the story continues politically in the White House briefing room and on cable news, some are giving an on-the-ground report that can’t be duplicated.

Here’s today’s full report:

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