Persian Gulf

The world’s biggest oil spill occurred during the Gulf War in 1991 when Saddam Hussein purposely pumped from 240 million to 460 million gallons into the Persian Gulf.

( BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images )

The world’s biggest oil spill occurred during the Gulf War in 1991 when Saddam Hussein purposely pumped from 240 million to 460 million gallons into the Persian Gulf.

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