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Superimpose the BP spill onto your city

Melissa Kaplan May 31, 2010

Looking for more perspective on the BP oil spill? Type the name of your city into the top bar and see how far the oil leak would go if it were on your home turf.

Just to give you a small sample of the scale of this thing: If the spill originated from Marketplace’s Frank Stanton studios in Los Angeles, an arm of it would stretch 95 miles north to Santa Barbara, and another arm would reach almost 185 miles down to the Mexican border. Here’s a snapshot:

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