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Transcript of Oil Spills
Due to Oil Spills, many animals die or their food source dies. Some animals don't even recover, and some species might become EXTINCT Animals Not Recovering from an Oil Spill over the last Ten years.
Pigeon Quillemont But There are few Animals who are LUCKY to survive What can we do to save them? What can we do
to prevent innocent animal deaths? Animals who did recover
Economic Almost 20 years ago the Exxon Veldez spent $2 Billion dollars in clean-up with-in Four years. Exxon agreed to the U.S government that they would pay $900 million in Ten years. Exxon was charged with commiting an evironmental crime and had to pay $25 million. Currently, BP (British Petroleum) is spending more than $6 million a day in clean up while their oil well is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. This all stemmed from BP's oil well, Deepwater Horizon, exploding on April 21st 2010, killing 11 men.
What ideas can we come up with to prevent Oil Spills all together? Human Each year more than 100 oil tankers offload oil in Portland, Maine. If there was an oil spill in a harbor, such as, Portland Maine, the oil would spread throughout the whole entire harbor. Oil Spills can effect human health, i.e., Drinking water, Plant life, Food Products, and may also cause illness. Ways to clean up Oil Spills
Oil absorbant pads
Natural methods (Waves, Currents) Citations
What would be more efficient to clean up an oil spill?
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