1979 A deep well called XTOC blew out oil for 10 months in the gulf fouling U.S. beaches.
1970 A blowout explosion & fire on a rig off Louisiana caused 4 fatalities & 36 injuries.
Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:52 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 6:30 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
This is from 1991:
Jan. 23–27, southern Kuwait: during the Persian Gulf War, Iraq deliberately released 240–460 million gallons of crude oil into the Persian Gulf from tankers 10 mi off Kuwait.
I believe that is more oil than has currently leaked from the Deepwater Horizon.
Deepwater Horizon is the worst in US history. Whether it will be the WORST ever, that is still unknown.
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:45 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
84 million gallons and no end in sight. What does it possibly serve to minimize this spill? This is for sure the TOP oil disaster in the US, woese even than exxon which took 20 years to clean up (and is still not done.)
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Answer by stacymomof2 at 5:52 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
It's not the WORST, according to this: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001451.html
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:40 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
This one is from 2006 and still leaking:
August 11th, Guimaras island, The Philippines: A tanker carrying 530,000 gallons of oil sinks off the coast of the Philippines, putting the country's fishing and tourism industries at great risk. The ship sinks in deep water, making it virtually unrecoverable, and it continues to emit oil into the ocean as other nations are called in to assist in the massive clean-up effort.
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:42 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 5:03 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
dang I was trying to get a ticker in there. Heres a link instead. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/horizon-oil-spill.html
I do not find the argument "it's not the only bad spill" compelling. It is the WORST. And any spill is a disaster.
Answer by stacymomof2 at 5:54 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:13 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:27 PM on Jul. 4, 2010