Oil Spill Essay

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  • Oil Spills

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    An oil spill can be defined as an accidental or deliberate dumping of oil or petroleum products into the ocean and its coastal waters, bays, and harbors, or onto land, or into rivers or lakes (Holum 1977). Between one and ten million metric tons (one metric ton is 1000 kilograms) of oil are put into the oceans every year. The oil is released, most often, in small yet consistent doses from tankers, industry, or on shore waste disposal (Boesh, Hersher, et al. 1974). Tanker spills cost the United

  • oil spill

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     Oil Spill Group 3 Vera Lois A. Decano Kriceal Viz B. Saldon Mia Tagle Sam John F. Luison Kathe Unabia Chayya Margaret P. Golez Dominic M. Concillo Oil Spill Introduction In the recent years there have been occurrences of oil spills in several locations within our country. Knowing that these have adverse effects on our environment and the ecosystem as a whole, we’ve always been in search of ways to counter this major problem. The damages we receive from an oil spill

  • Oil Spills And The Natural Resources Essay

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    Every year there are thousands of oil spills that occur across the nation; both minor and major spillages. The oil from the spills typically arise in 3 areas: rivers, bays, and the ocean. Nearly all the accidents involving oil spills are a result of tankers, barge, pipelines, refineries, drilling rigs and storage facilities. When looking at the sources of the oil spills its estimated that oil tankers make up around 10 percent of the global marine oil pollution, natural resources is about 5 percent

  • Case Analysis for Oil Spills

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    Engineering Ethics Case Analysis and Action Proposal Oil Spills Students: Fatima Al Khouri 100020247 Hind Al Muhairi 1000020268 Instructor: Dr. Jorge Submission Date: Wednesday October 17th, 2012 ------------------------------------------------- Case Summary Peter has been working for with the Bigness Oil Company's local affiliate and established a trusting relationship with Jesse, manager of the local facility. Jesse was pleased with

  • The Effects Of The BP Oil Spill

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    The BP oil spill happened on April 10th at approximately 11:50 am of the year 2010. The BP oil spill is one of the largest spills in the history of the U.S. and one of the largest unintentional spills in history. The oil in which was spilled was in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill did not only harm the environment, but 11 lives were taken in total from the spill. It took 87 days to clean up most of the oil. The minimum penalty was $1,100 per barrel, while the maximum was $3,000 per barrel. The total

  • Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Every day individuals take the true beauty of our nation by visiting recreational areas along with beaches. Oil spills create nothing, but negative effects on the areas that it happens in. Many plants and animals are affected by this negative disaster which sickness the animals or some even die from it. Maybe if more time and money was spent working on having more efficient renewable energy sources than digging up a source of fuel that will eventually run out we would not

  • Essay On Oil Spills

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    7 years ago, one of the largest oil spills in history occurred at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. To this day, the damage is still being cleaned up, and will never be the same as it was before. The wellhead at the ocean floor is emptying oil contents at an incredibly high rate, causing the sea to be flooded with the harmful, unnatural substance. It is not until recently that scientists have found a way to help minimize the drastic consequences, yet they still didn’t even have time to experiment their

  • The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill) occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April of 2010. The spill had detrimental physical, chemical, and biological effects throughout ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill being the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the United States, makes it a very important event in US history. During the event many coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico were coated with oil, including the plants,

  • The Production Of The Montara Oil Spill

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    fuels such as coal and oil has driven the expansion and exploration for oil reserves in many of the worlds oceans including the coast of Western Australia. Whilst there is a strong push toward greener cleaner energy sources, the fossil fuel industry continues to draw on the support of the Australian Government and others, principally, due to the economic benefits and financial rewards for all. Australia has become extremely reliant on both imported and local sources of oil to fuel both commercial

  • The Environmental Problem Of Oil Spill

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    Oil Spill A B S T R A C T Oil spill pollution, a severe environmental problem which arouses in a marine environment or in the water bodies, has grown into an alarming scale with the increase in oil production and transportation. Causes are either accidental or due to operational failure. Henceforth, it is almost impossible for marine life not to be a victim of this vulnerable zone. Our planet has the largest oil reserves, occasionally it cracks and rarely causes a major accident. However, human