Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Pictures: Aerial Views Show Leak's Size


A boat sails through spilled crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf Oil Spill Worsens

Photograph by Chris Graythen, Getty Images

A boat makes its way through crude oil on the water's surface on Wednesday, about a week after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico. Even now authorities can only guess at the size of the spill, because the ongoing leak is deep underwater.

Most large oil spills in history stemmed from tanker accidents, and their sizes could be reckoned based on the holding capacity of the wrecked vessels.
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