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Image : Ixtoc I Oil Well

Location: Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico
Date: June 3, 1979 to March 23, 1980

Lat./Long.: 19°24'29.42"N, 92°19'36.64"W
Material spilled: Crude oil
Amount spilled: est. 126 million gallons
Spill extent: 1,100 sq. miles
Ixtoc I oil well
Ixtoc I oil well. (Photo courtesy NOAA)


Last updated: July 28, 2014

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