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Factsheet: Recent Major U.S. Oil Spills


 Date

Location

Spill (gallons)

Substance

Source

4/20/2010

Gulf of Mexico

To Be Determined

Crude Oil

Offshore Rig Blowout

4/13/2010

Louisiana

2,500

Diesel Fuel

Refueling Spill

4/7/2010

Louisiana

18,000

Crude Oil

Pipe Leak

1/23/2010

Texas

460,000

Crude Oil

Tanker Collision

1/11/2010

Alaska

134,400

Diesel Fuel

Refueling Spill

12/19/2009

Gulf of Mexico

2,100

Crude oil

Offshore Rig Leak

11/1/2009

Louisiana

12,000

Bunker Fuel

Cargo Ship Leak

10/20/2009

Texas

120,000

Bunker Fuel

Tanker Collision

9/26/2009

Texas

25,000

Fuel Oil

Vessel Collision

7/25/2009

Louisiana

63,000

Crude Oil

Pipeline Leak

1/30/2009

Connecticut

3,000

Refined Oil

Tank Spill

1/28/2009

Louisiana

6,300

Crude oil

Offshore Rig/Pipeline Leak

1/1/2009

Gulf of Mexico

2,280

Crude oil

Rig Destroyed - I


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