According to this report in the Times, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is now the nation’s largest:
If the team’s estimates are accurate, this spill would be far bigger than the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 and the worst in United States history.
But as we all know, the Exxon Valdez pales in comparison to Greenpoint’s own stealth oil spill – the one that the state and the oil companies have taken decades to acknowledge, let alone clean up.
Brooklyn may yet retain its title. The estimates for the Greenpoint oil spill are 17 to 30 million barrel; the latest estimates for Deepwater Horizon (after 35 days) are 17.6 to 28 million.