Ixtoc oil spill

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BP Spill the Worst the World Has Seen

Gov't estimates 4.9M barrels of oil leaked into Gulf

(Newser) - The Deepwater Horizon disaster is the most massive oil spill ever to have fouled the world's oceans, according to US scientists in what they call the most accurate estimate to date. The latest report states that 4.9 million barrels of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's... More »

Gulf Spill Gives Scientists Deja Vu

It's the 1979 Ixtoc spill all over again

(Newser) - The Deepwater Horizon rig wasn't the first to explode and spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists are looking back to a 1979 disaster that, they tell the Miami Herald , offers insight into the current disaster. “Everybody keeps saying the spill is unprecedented,” says one geologist. “... More »

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