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DissedByBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 07:00 PM
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215. The volume of the Gulf of Mexico
2,434,000 cubic kilometers of water

643,000,000,000,000,000 (643 quadrillion) gallons

Worst estimate of spill volume: 4,200,000 gallons per day

Percentage of Gulf volume spill per day: 0.0000000006532%

Percentage of Gulf contaminated after 100 days: 0.00000006532%

Let's equally contaminate an Olympic-sized swimming pool, approx. 600,000 gallons.

You need 0.3 teaspoons of oil.

Now stir up that pool, make waves, rain on it, send a storm through it.

Do you think anybody would notice the contamination?

People forget how big the oceans are, and how small stuff we do is in comparison.

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