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Originally posted by Ouroborus2012
Umm.. You're basing this on a photo and information supplied by the IPOTF?? They give you data based on what the oil companies tell them..
So, if BP or whomever says they only spilled 30 gallons of oil, they slap a little dot on that photo and deliver it to us as fact.
This is nearly as ridiculous as believing that the video feeds they show us are ALL there is to see.. Nevermind the man behind the curtain!!
Pictures like this are what you get when you let the perp dictate the crime scene and shame on anybody for accepting it as absolute truth just because they tell us so.
PLEASE NOTE this graphic is out of date. As of 7/18/2010, the Government estimates the total spillage between 51 and 145 million gallons.
Originally posted by Alaskan Man
Sometimes its hard to picture the difference between gallons, barrels, and tons.
This image is a good visualization of how much oil was spilled during the major spills here on earth.
[edit on 7/26/2010 by Alaskan Man]
Lakeview Gusher on the Midway-Sunset Oil Field in Kern County, California of 1910 is believed to be the largest-ever U.S. gusher. At its peak, more than 100,000 barrels (16,000 m³) of oil per day flowed out, reaching as high as 200 feet (60 m) in the air. It remained uncapped for 18 months, spilling over nine million barrels (380 million gallons / 1.4 million m³) of oil, less than half of which was recovered.