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BP not the first big blowout in Gulf

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.


Asked by Natesmom507 at 4:45 PM on Jul. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yep and it isn't the largest in the world either like some media will have you to believe. Should the leak be stopped? Absolutely, no one wants tons of oil leaking. But the FACT is the world didn't die after the Gulf War oil spill or the Lakeview Gusher. So it is safe to say the world isn't going to die from this one either!

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:52 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • Nates, I put a link up here on this about 30 days ago. It is ignored because it was in Mexican waters. It lasted for 10 months and spilled 36 million gallons of oil. This spill, to date, is just in the "baby stage". Hopefully, it will be kept that way.

    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:


    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

  • No but some of the moms on here don't realize that life existed before they did. You know, like some think Bush was the first president.

    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.

    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

  • I'm not minimizing it. It is a ENORMOUS disaster and getting bigger every day.

    However, the world won't end.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:13 AM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • Well Stacy, I can NOT wait to see your pics of you, your bucket, and dawn pitching in!

    I think if you are going to cry about how absolutely terrible it is and how its ending the world then your arse better be out there making a difference. But I will bet you won't put forth the effort.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:27 PM on Jul. 4, 2010