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  • Oil Spill Essay

    An oil spill occurred near Santa Barbara, California. The oil spilled from an on-shore pipeline that broke and leaked into a storm drain which unloads into the Pacific Ocean. The size of the spill has been estimated to be over one-thousand gallons. The spill was uncovered due to people experiences a stench while on the beach alerting authorities. The spill was found to have spread to nine miles. Oil spills can affect living organisms because of its chemical components are toxic .Through exposure to oil these toxic chemicals can affect organisms either when they are inhaled, through skin contact or by ingestion. In addition thick oils such as crude oil can suffocate many marine organisms. Fish may be affected either through direct contact or…

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  • The Effects Of Oil Spills In Niger Delta

    An oil spill is a global challenge facing by oil producing countries in the world, it causes immediate and long-term effect on the environment. The effect of oil spill on the environment is very deleterious most especially in the oil producing communities and it is a big threat to the survival of the ecosystem which is the major cause of unrest between the oil producing companies and the host communities mostly in developing countries where there is no or little awareness of environmental…

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  • The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Analysis

    Description of the Event The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is also known as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and the British Petroleum (BP) Oil Spill (OSHA, 2011). It occurred on April 20th, 2010 and it was approximately 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi River Delta or 66 km off the Louisiana coast (GCERTF, 2011). BP was the main developer of the Macondo Prospect oil field, which is where the accident occurred (Cleveland, 2013). The Deepwater Horizon was owned by Transocean Limited, who were under…

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  • The BP Oil Spill: Strengths And Challenges

    BP Oil Spill When presented with this project during class, my group and I knew it would be a challenge, but knew with the right topic we could easily overcome the challenge. We thought long and hard about what topic we wanted to research. It had to be something that was interesting, impactful and well known. We thought of controversial topics, headliner news stories, and topics with familiarity. In the end, we chose to use British Petroleum’s (BP) Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast during 2010. The…

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  • Causes And Effects Of Oil Spills

    Oil Spillage A devastated man-made environmental disaster is an oil spillage in the ocean . An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into environment due to human activity like boats above oil pipes or rigs and its a form of pollution. Other form of oil spillage is marine oil spillage ,where oil is release into the ocean or coastlines. Oil spills is a release of crude oil from tankers, pipelines offshore platforms,drilling rigs. Spills may take months or years to clean up…

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  • Analysis Of The BP Oil Spill

    Oil Drilling Regulations British Petroleum(BP) had a massive oil spill on April 20, 2010. In the BP Oil Spill, more than 200 million gallons of oil was spilled into the Gulf of Mexico for a total of eighty seven days, making it the biggest oil spill in United States history. The initial oil rig explosion killed eleven people and injured seventeen others (“11 Facts”). The spill killed hundreds of animal, plant life and destroyed the environment. BP was penalized up to forty billion dollars in…

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  • The Causes And Effects Of The BP Oil Spills

    the damages wrought by oil spills? The answer appears painfully simple however it affirms itself through argument less than through visceral photographs: pelicans suffocating in oil, masterpieces of oil laden water, people like surgeons in gloves and masks cleaning the shorelines. We may think that, as suggested by Tatjana Soli (2010) in The Lotus Eaters, “pictures [cannot] be accessories to the story within the frame; the best picture contained a whole war within one frame.” What about those…

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  • The Term Effects Of The Deepwater Oil Spill

    The Gulf oil spill has been recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The initial environmental impact was obvious, as the water was flooded with oil for 87 days. The surrounding wildlife and marine life coated in oil, and the waters thick with sludge as an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf. Years later, is the Gulf free of oil? We no longer see the discolored waters, and the animals covered in blackness, but the Gulf is still facing lasting challenges with long…

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  • Penguins From The Amazing Penguin Caught In Oil Spill

    Tarshis, “The Amazing Penguin Rescue” by Dyan deNapoli, and the video Endangered Penguins Caught In Oil Spill, it discusses tragic oil spills from the crash of the two ships, the Treasure and MV Olivia which ended up spilling tons of fuel into the ocean where penguins live. Crews of volunteers were sent to South Africa and Nightingale island where they were most needed to help collect the penguins covered in toxic crude and save their lives. Although the three sources all explain an oil spill…

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  • The Chronology Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Incident?

    CHRONOLOGY The Chronology of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Incident The timeline of this incident will be based on the ‘National Transportation Safety Board Marine Accident Report’. In the year of 1989 of March 22 (11.35pm), the Exxon Valdez arrived at the berth 5, Aleyska Marine Terminal to load a cargo of Alaska North Slope crude oil. Figure 2.1: The Exxon Valdez (Shigenake, G. 2014) The total load of 1.3 Million barrels of oil took approximately a day to complete filling up the vessel.…

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