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Macondo Prospect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Macondo Prospect (Mississippi Canyon Block 252, abbreviated MC252) is an oil and gas prospect in the Gulf of Mexico which was the site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April 2010 that led to a major, ongoing oil spill in the region.


The name Macondo is the same name as the fictitious cursed town in the novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Colombian nobel-prize winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Oh, the irony...

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 04:20:41 AM EST

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