Daniel Beltrá's Amazing Photos: See the BP Oil Spill Like Never Before

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The spill—which would become the largest accidental petroleum spill in the history of the industry—spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for three months before technicians were able to cap it. It is estimated that more than 4.9 million barrels or crude oil were released.

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