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Imagine a pipe five feet wide spewing crude oil like a fire hose at a rate of over 200,000 gallons per day from what could be the planet's largest high-pressure oil and gas reserve. Now consider that it only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this?
Originally posted by RickinVa
somehow I doubt very seriously if that leak is the biggest one
that looks to be one of the smaller of the 3 admitted leaks