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Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills

Oils spills are defined as the release1 of any type of oil that contaminates numerous environments including, land, air and water but primarily affect the ocean. Oil spills are caused by human error, natural disasters, and equipment breaking. Over 100…

Two Different Types of Oil Spills – Human and Environmentally Natural

It is not considered an oil spill when oil seeps through the ground underwater. It is considered an oil spill when it is caused by human activity and affects waterways and underwater ecosystems. For example, blocking sunlight from the coral…

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

On March 24, 1989, an oil tanker called Exxon Valdez struck the Bligh Coral Reef in Alaska. 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Prince William Sound, which was a location in the Gulf of Alaska known to…

Crisis Reflection The Gulf Coast and the BP Oil Spill

As many know, the BP Oil Spill that took place on April 20, 2010 was a tragic occurrence. I knew about it, but was not aware of the enormity of the crisis and how critical dealing with it was. The…

Amoco Cadiz Oil Spill

The Amoco Cadiz Oil Spill is known as ""one of the most studied oil spills in history"" (Cyert & March, 1963). On March 16, 1978, the oil tanker Amoco Cadiz suffered a failure in the steering mechanism, resulting in the…

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

I. Introduction The Deepwater Horizon incident was the largest marine oil spill in history. Located 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf a Mexico, the oil rig ""Deepwater Horizon"" was owned by Transocean, who was under contract…