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Old 07-12-2010, 07:16 AM   #1
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Oil Spill Superimposed on Your City

by Tracy Staedter
Discovery News
June 22, 2010

Since the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster erupted back in April, many of us have sat helpless, watching the crude ooze its slow-motion destruction across the Gulf waters and coastline.
But for those of us who do not live in the Gulf area, the implications of such a disaster are still many hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Well, thanks to the Internet, Google Maps and 29-year-old software developer, Andy Lintner of Royal Oak, Mich., we can have a touch of reality.
Lintner created ifitwasmyhome.com, a website that allows you to get an up-to-date graphic of the oil spill laid over a map of your region. The point is not to show how the spill might look in your area had the rig exploded there (oil moves differently over land than water), but to show the size of the oil spill relative to your area, to give you a better sense of its scale.
Click here to read the entire article: Oil Spill Superimposed on Your City

Click here to move the oil spill to your area: ifitwasmyhome.com

Overlaying the size of the oil spil on a map of where I live was a real eye opener.
It crossed part of Lake Superior and 3 northern states. Yipes!!
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