Monday, July 26, 2010

Federal records show history of spills in Gulf

"The oil and gas industry has a long history of spills in the Gulf of Mexico, dumping 517,847 barrels of petroleum into the Gulf between 1964 and 2009, federal records show.

In all, those spills double the volume of oil that leaked in the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. The oil has reached as far as Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and has killed thousands of birds and other wildlife." More>>>>

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