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Up from initial claims of “No Oil is Spilling”, the Coast Guard now reports that 210,000 gallons of oil are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico each day from the destroyed BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon – and presumably have been since the rig exploded on April 20.

With the total amount of oil spilled during the 1969 oil rig blowout off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA being surpassed every single day, it is difficult to fully comprehend the sheer quantity of oil – and destruction – involved in this disaster. This is the first of several infographics we’ll be posting to convey the amount of damage BP, Transocean, and Halliburton have done to America.

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Stay tuned to Tango Echo for more on the spill – news items in the Twitter feed and infographics and commentary in the articles.