As BP's Gulf oil spill trial begins, take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.
6. Nowruz Oil Field (80 million gallons) -- On February 10, 1983, at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, an oil tanker collided with the Nowruz platform in the Persian Gulf. The slick caught fire when Iraqi planes attacked.
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