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BP spill nears a somber record as Gulf’s biggest

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posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:56 AM

BP's massive oil spill will become the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico by Thursday based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant's dire need to halt the gusher.

The oil that's spewed for two and a half months from a blown-out well a mile under the sea is expected to surpass the 140 million gallon mark, eclipsing the record-setting Ixtoc I spill off Mexico's coast from 1979 to 1980. Even by the lower end of the government's estimates, at least 71.2 million gallons are in the Gulf.

This again is based on the highest estimates, which appears to be upping weekly, and will not be helped by the fact that before Alex even hit (and nowhere near the drill site) they new that efforts to stop the spill would be nonexistant for TWO WEEKS.

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