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For the fifth word of Christmas
my true love gave to me …

An oilpocalypse
Four spot-fixing scandals
Three election worms
Two pineberries
And an earsplitting vuvuzela

In April 2010, people the world over were aghast at images of an environmental catastrophe of epic proportions, caused by an explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Considered to be the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the BP oil disaster was dubbed the oilpocalypse, as its appalling trail of environmental devastation began to unfold.

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