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How big is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? City Compare.
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 08:18:43 EDT
Topic: OFFSHORE NEWS


Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillOn April 20th, an explosion  on the Deepwater Horizon left 17 workers injured and 11 missing and presumed dead. Oil is spilling from a well 5000 feet below sea level, discharging approximately 200,000 gallons of crude oil a day according to the official estimate (though over 2 million a day, by private estimates).

 

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