If the BP Oil disaster were centered in Atlanta, it would stretch as far west as Birmingham, as far east as the South Carolina border, as far north as Tennessee, and as far south as Macon.
For friends in Mississippi: if centered in Jackson, it would stretch as far west as Jonesboro, Arkansas, as far east as Philadelphia, as far north as Greenwood, and as far south as Brookhaven.
Want to see the spill in relation to any point on earth? Visit this webpage, type in a location, and click "Move the Spill." Sobering.