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The Deepwater Horizon rig was just one environmental time bomb in the Gulf. There are 33,000 miles of pipeline. 50,000 wells (PDF). Thousands of abandoned rigs. And did we mention it’s hurricane season?
Illustration: Nicholas Felton
Source: Minerals Management Service
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