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Ixtoc leaked ten times less on average (10 thousand barrels vs, 100 thousand barrels) as well as being in shallow water. The current spill is already the fourth largest in history and will overtake Ixtoc I pretty soon (given that we're only halfway through the drilling of the relief wells).

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 06:57:57 AM EST
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