If you follow the news – newspaper or TV news. Aside the South Africa World Cup is the main news, the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is also reported heavily and considered as one of the largest oil spills in the world.
According to some source,
The disaster, involving a leaking deep water oil well, has devastated a vast area of the United States marine environment, killed sealife and has a serious impact on the local fishing industry. Efforts at containing the spill were at first inconsequential but some progress has been made since the fitting of a cap to stem the leak.
Over 50+ days and estimate of the leak from 5,000 barrels a day to 12,000-19,000 barrels a day.As of today, the well continues to leak oil into the gulf.
How big is the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill?
Any idea how big is the oil spill and what happen IF happened in Malaysia? Check this out:
The Gulf of Mexico
If Your want to visualize the actual size of oil spill in your country/city, then try the site.