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GEF #17: Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Well it cant be all laughs and giggles on here, have some depressing real world news.


Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill_-_May_24,_2010On the 20th of April 2010, a oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico exploded killing 11 of its workers and started gushing out millions of gallons of oil into the sea. 51 days on (at the time of writing) the leak is still spewing out its oily payload into the ocean, causing unknown environmental and economic damage.


The gusher, estimated to be flowing at 12,000 to 100,000 barrels (500,000 to 4,200,000 US gallons; 1,900,000 to 16,000,000 litres) per day, originates from a deepwater wellhead  5,000 feet (1,500 m) below the ocean surface.


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