History's 10 worst oil disasters

Published On: Apr 12 2012 11:17:07 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 20 2015 11:32:36 AM CDT

On the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

Nowruz oil field spill 1983
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6. Nowruz Oil Field (80 million gallons) -- On February 10, 1983, at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, an oil tanker collided with the Nowruz platform in the Persian Gulf. The slick caught fire when Iraqi planes attacked.

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