torsdag den 3. juni 2010

Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster

Hvor mange supertankere skal der til for at rumme den mængde olie?

Oh, yes it's big ...

An explosion on the BP operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed eleven crew members on April 20, 2010m sparking the greatest environmental disaster in United States history. In combination with the Texas City Refinery Explosion and the Prudohoe Bay Oil Spill, this marks the third serious incident involving BP in the United States in the last five years. Current estimates put the amount of oil being discharged from the broken well at above 1,050,000 US gallons per day! There are over 400 different species of animals living in the area affected by the spill. 253 sea turtles and 29 dolphins have been found dead within the spill area (NOAA).

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