Parallels between 1979 Ixtoc disaster and Deepwater Horizon

All of the techniques now being used to plug the oil spill in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in Macondo Prospect were tried 31 years ago with Ixtoc I and they failed. It was only when relief wells came online 10 months after the disaster began that the Ixtoc spill could be capped.


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