Olympic Sized Oil Pools

While the Gulf of Mexico (if it had been Texaco instead of BP the papers would have had one pun to share between them) has made headlines there has been no mention of how many Olympic Sized Swimming Pools (OSSPs) of oil has been leaked.


According to this link, http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_measurements_and_dimensions_of_an_Olympic_pool the olympic sized swimming pool contains at least 2.5 million litres of water and piss and the occasional shite.

According to this link, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/us_and_canada/10174861.stm the estimated flow of oil from the ruptured pipe line in the Gulf of Mexico is about 4 million litres (max) per day.

This is about 1.6 olympic sized simming pools per day. The blast happened on the 20th April. That was 37 days ago. 37 times 1.6 (or 1,6 for any continental readers) means about 37 * 1.6 Olympic sized swimming pools of oil have ended up in the sea because of the issue.

37 * 1.6. Blimey. That’s


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One Response to Olympic Sized Oil Pools

  1. Donncha says:

    That’s a scary amount of oil going into the Gulf every day 😦

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