How Much Oil Has Leaked Out of Deepwater Horizon?

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The explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform on April 20 and the whole thing sank on April 22. Since then, how much oil has leaked into the ocean?The short answer is: A whole lot.

And, with conservative estimates of 5,000 barrels per day—and some experts estimating 25,000 barrels per day—the number is only getting larger.

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