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History's 10 worst oil disasters

POSTED: 12:17 PM Apr 12 2012   UPDATED: 12:32 PM Apr 20 2015

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.

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Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters, as compiled by CNBC.

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