History's 10 worst oil disasters

POSTED: 12:17 PM Apr 12 2012   UPDATED: 11:55 AM Jun 26 2013

Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

Ixtoc oil spill 1979
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3. Ixtoc (140 million gallons) -- The exploratory oil well Ixtoc I exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on June 3, 1979, spewing 140 million gallons of oil into the open sea.

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