posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 07:02 AM
reply to post by PullThePin
I am too new to ATS to start a new thread (but have been lurking for three years....scary huh?)
But since I couldn't find anything online I went ahead and did my own calculations to gain perspective of the scale of the BP oil spill.
Question: If the gulf was reduce to the size of a 30,000 gallon swimming pool (typical inground pool) , how much oil would you pour into it to have
the same ratio of oil to water?
From www.epa.gov :
The Gulf of Mexico basin resembles a large pit with a broad shallow rim. Approximately 38% of Gulf waters are shallow intertidal areas. The waters of
the continental shelf (