Gulf Oil Spill: How Does A Disaster Get Its Name?

07/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Dan Shapley The Daily Green

The Exxon Valdez, which ruptured in Prince William Sound, is synonymous with its spill, and the company that owned the tanker. But a broad geographic descriptor -- "Gulf Oil Spill" -- seems to have emerged as the name of choice for the latest manmade disaster.

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