June 15, 2010
Wayne's Blog: Frustrations Spill Over With Gulf Coast Response
The devastating Exxon Valdez spill was 257,000 barrels, or 10,800,000 gallons. That spill tarred 1,300 miles of coastline and 11,000 square miles of ocean. To this day, experts report that you can dig just a little below the land surface in some areas, and still find oil now two decades later.
The Deepwater Horizon well is producing the equivalent of a new Exxon Valdez spill every four or five days. And it's happening in a subtropical ecosystem that is teeming with life.