How the Gulf oil spill relates to Charlotte
Posted on 14 May 2010 by Desiree Kane
WCNC (specifically, Jeremy Markovich @deftlyinane) posted this amazing graphic they put together to help everyone conceptualize the size of the Gulf Coast oil spill. They’ve got more info on their site but here’s the gist of it:
The main part of the spill covers almost all of Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.
Another part of the slick would be somewhere near Shelby, and another large part of that spill stretches as far west as Asheville.
One more thing of note you should know: this oil could potentially reach North Carolina beaches.