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How Long Has This Oil Spill Been Going On?


by Bill Chameides | June 3rd, 2010
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)

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Some things take more time than others. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is going for the record.

The number of days it took for …

Apollo’s flight from the Earth to land on the moon: 4

Driving across the United States in record time: 4

Creation of the world, according to the Bible: 7

An average American to use up a tank-full of gas: 11*

BP to admit the rate of oil spewing into the gulf was likely more than 5,000 barrels per day: 15

President Obama to say he was angry with BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster: 25

Sarah Palin to accuse Barack Obama of “taking so doggone long to get in there” after the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster because of a cozy relationship with BP: 33

The great flood, according to the Bible: 40

The government to brainstorm with filmmaker James Cameron on ways to stop the spill: 42

The Minerals Management Service to grant new oil-drilling permit in gulf after Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster: 43

BP to stop the gulf oil spill: 44 and counting

The ecosystems of Alaska’s Bristol Bay to completely recover from the Exxon Valdez oil spill: 7,741 and counting

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*Based on average American using 500 gallons of gas per year and an average gas-tank size of 15 gallons

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