Compared to what

In Washington
The spill would cover the nation’s capital, spreading over Baltimore towards Philadelphia

Pa.

New York

Approximate area that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico would cover:

Philadelphia

W. Va.
0

Baltimore Washington, D.C.

Va.
U.K.

Richmond 300km

Atlantic Ocean

In France
The spill would cover Paris and its environs, extending eastward toward Reims
NOTE: Spill area represented as of May 25

English Channel Paris Le Mans Nantes

BEL.

Reims

FRANCE

© 2010 MCT Source: NOAA, ESRI, Google Earth Graphic: Pat Carr

50 km 50 miles

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