Oil Spill In New Mexico: A Case Study

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Extensive damages of coastal areas around New Mexico affecting the wetlands and the fishing industry are caused by the oil spill. The oil spill was recorded as the destructive disaster of all times. Deepwater horizon oil spill occurred on April 20, 2010 in New Mexico and it has affected the 16,000 total miles of coastline. Millions of gallons of crude oil have been spread into the ocean. It is also known as BP oil spill ad it has impacted the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. It have been recognized as the worst oil spill in US history. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are responsible for determining the effects of the oil spill through a process known as Natural Resource Damage Assessment. Coastal wetlands

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