Gulf oil spill same size as Savannah to Charleston to St. George (updated)

Image by NASA The oil spill as of Sunday, April 25.

Update April 27: Poor turnout today for a meeting in North Charleston about drilling off the coast of South Carolina.

First reporting: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still growing as fears of damage to the regions marine and coastal sea life grow (read: oysters, shrimp, crabs.) 

As of late Monday it had grown to cover an area some 80 miles by 42 miles. That's a geographic size roughly equivalent to the coastline from Savannah to Charleston and inland to St. George.

It's a reality that will surely shape the debate about drilling off South Carolina's coast for any limited oil resources.

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