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BP Oil Spill 2010: Latest News, PHOTOS

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The BP oil spill has had devastating effects to the environment as well as humans and wildlife in the Gulf region.

Today it was revealed that the oil spill has tripled in size in the past three days. Efforts to fight the spill continue.

The economic effect of the BP oil spill has been significant as well. BP alone has lost $25 billion in market value and there are serious concerns about Gulf fishing and the seafood industry.

The oil spill was caused by an explosion at an offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The leak is releasing some 5,000 barrels of oil per day, and efforts to manage the spill with controlled burning, dispersal and plugging the leak have been unsuccessful.

This oil spill could become the worst oil spill in history, surpassing the damage done by the Exxon Valdez tanker that spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the ecologically sensitive Prince William Sound in 1989.

Here is some of the latest BP oil spill news in photos.

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