an oil well leaked 5 and a half off shore of santa barbara,calif relased oil for 12 days before it could be plugged
The Sea Star Oil Spill :35.3 million gallons
The South Korean supertanker, Sea Star, collided with a Brazilian tanker, the Horta Barbosa off the coast of Oman
Sansinena:1.26 million gallons
Wagon 48 of the Los Angeles City Fire Department was out on a rubbish fire on Friday evening, December 17th, the third run of the day. They were about nine blocks from "home," Fire Station 48 at 16th and Grand, in San Pedro.
Amoco Cadiz - The Amoco Cadiz ran aground on Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, France on March 16, 1978 due to stormy weather. Approximately 200 miles of the coastline was polluted as the entire cargo of 68.7 million gallons of oil was spilled into the sea.
Odyssey Oil Spill - 40.7 million gallons
This spill occurred approximately 700 nautical miles off the coast of Newfoundland
Exxon Valdez - In what is regarded as the largest oil spill disaster in American history, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska on March 24, 1989, spilling 10.8 million gallons of oil. The cleanup alone cost $2.5 billion.
Persian Gulf :Between 160 million and 420 million gallons
As Iraqi forces withdrew from their position in Kuwait, they sabotaged hundreds of wells, oil terminals, and tankers. All told, a minimum of 4 million barrels were poured into the Persian Gulf
M/T Haven Tanker Oil Spill - April 11, 1991
This oil tanker exploded and sank off the coast of Italy killing six people and leaking its remaining oil into the Mediterranean for 12 years after the sinking. The source of the explosion was alleged to be the poor state of repair the ship was in. Supposedly the Haven was scrapped after being hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War and then put back into operation.