Matthew Yglesias points out this tool that makes the scope of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill more plain than just throwing out a number of square miles or showing a segment of ocean in a map. You can superimpose the area of the spill over any location you wish (if you have the Google Earth plugin, which I went ahead and downloaded).

So here’s how the spill would look if Buffalo were its epicenter:

Now that’s scary.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The Falls would probably spread it even more.

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