MAP OF THE DAY: Check Out The Huge Oil Slick Floating Towards New Orleans

The oil spill still growing off the coast of Louisiana is now so menacing officials are considering lighting it ablaze rather than letting it get close to shore.

The slick is the product of a BP oil well, which collapsed and is now gushing out 1,000 barrels of oil a day.

From Nasa:

Slick Oil Map

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