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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip. A BP scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable gas that could have played a role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the oil giant failed to divulge the finding to government investigators for as long as a year, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press. BP denies the claim. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)