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6h 7min, jun 3, 1979 y - Pemex Ixtoc I Oil Spill

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Mexico's government-owned oil company, Pemex, used a semi-submersible drilling rig to create Ixtoc I, an exploratory oil well 62 miles off the coast of Campeche, Mexico. On the morning of June 3, the well experienced a blowout, initially leaking 30,000 barrels of oil into the gulf each day. Though various efforts were undertaken to lessen the amount of leakage, the spill was not contained until March of 1980

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Date:

6h 7min, jun 3, 1979 y
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~ 39 years ago

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