Sunlight Foundation: BP blamed in 8,000 spill reports 

The Sunlight Foundation has the data:

British Petroleum and its subsidiaries have been the subject of roughly 8,000 reported incidents of spills, emissions and leaks of oil, chemicals and gases into the environment, according to a government database. (download them here)…

The data shows more than 550 incidents in Mississippi Canyon, where the Deepwater Horizon platform is located. BP facilities in Texas had the most episodes (2,629) followed by Louisiana (2,205), which is bearing the brunt of the Deepwater Horizon disaster so far.

Sunlight’s post includes an interactive map of the states where the incidents occurred.

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