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13 Oil Spills in the last 30 Days

Moving oil is a dirty business, and never has that been more clear than this past month. In the past 30 days the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. And it’s not just pipeline leaks; oil has spilled offshore and on, at train derailments and during routine maintenance. In North and South America alone, they’ve spilled more than a million gallons of oil and toxic chemicals — enough to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools.

How bad has it been? Here’s an infographic I made of all the oil spills, leaks and transport derailments in the past 30 days.

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