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Gulf oil spill: Leak is far greater than Exxon Valdez disaster

The blown-out BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico had been gushing at a rate of 12,000 to 19,000 barrels a day, spewing at least 18 million to 28 million gallons of oil since the accident occurred, according to a revised flow rate released by the U.S. Geological Survey. That would make the 36-day leak by far the worst in U.S. history, surpassing the Exxon Valdez disaster, which spilled 11 million gallons into Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989.

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Comment by Karen Adams
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 I'm trying to get some people together to protest this raping of our ocean and am surprised nobody is doing so in Phoenix. Everyone's hitting the streets for this immigration bill but isn't this a little more dire? I believe Arco and AM/PM are owned by BP? This is inexcusable what they've done and I'm really ticked off when I hear my sister who lives on the Gulf beach sobbing at was is being done to her beautiful beach and marine life. BP is a lying, murderous and money hungry corporation and I for one am sickened by what is continuing to happen. Come on people, help me out here! 

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