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BP (short for Bastard Polluters) keeps creating urban myths about the size and severity of the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico faster than we can debunk them. But here are the facts:

BP has claimed since the beginning the leak is 5,000 barrels of oil per day. Experts have estimated it to be from 20,000 to 100,000 barrels per day based on the video of the leak. One barrel of oil = 42 gallons.


That means the leak has created a spill of between 800,000-4,200,000 gallons of oil per day. The Exxon Valdez leaked 250,000 barrels or 10.8 million gallons of oil in Alaska in the spill of 1989. Under the worst cast scenario of 4.2 million gallons/day, this spill creates a new Exxon Valdez every 2.5 days!

Even more conservative estimates of 800,000 gallons create a new Exxon-sized disaster every 2 weeks that the spill continues. No wonder BP wanted to keep the video a secret for so long and continues to claim the size of the sill doesnt matter.

BP keeps creating urban myths about the size and severity of the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico faster than we can debunk them. But here are the facts: They have claimed the leak is 5,000 barrrels of oil per day. Experts have estimated it to be from 20,000 to 100,000 barrels per day based on the video of the leak.

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