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BP's oil spill would cover a big chunk of Minnesota

How big is the oil spill unleashed by the blowout of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico? One way to get a handle on the size of the disaster is to put it in local context. We figured it out (after the jump) with the help of some cool and easy-to-use programing at a site called If It Was My Home. The website superimposes the oil slick onto Google Maps, and is updated every day. Check it out:

BP's oil spill would cover a big chunk of Minnesota
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