Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Worst Spill in US History?

A US Coast Guard official says if leaks from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico are not stemmed soon, they could cause one of the worst spills in US history. About 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) of oil a day are gushing into the sea. The resulting oil slick now has a circumference of about 600 miles (970km) and covers about 28,600 sq miles (74,100 sq km).
Oil spills and their environmental damage are another consequence of our addiction to fossil fuels.

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