Take a Look at How Deep the BP Spill's Impact Goes With NRDC's Interactive Graphic
As we all know, there's more to the BP spill than meets the eye. The extent of the damage wasn't just the thousands of birds that got oiled -- it goes much deeper. A good way to understand just how deep it goes is to play around with NRDC's cool interactive graphic of the spill. NRDC explains: "Only eight percent of the approximately 170 million gallons of crude oil that flooded into the Gulf of Mexico was removed or burned. The rest was put into the environment; it dispersed or dissolved into the water column, floated to the surface, was deposited on the coast, or sank to the bottom."