An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment,
especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution.
Jul 16, 2010 ... Here's a look at the largest spills in world history and how the Gulf oil spill and the
Exxon Valdez disaster compare.
During an oil spill in coastal waters, OR&R 's role is to provide scientific support
to the U.S. Coast Guard officers in charge of response operations. In addition to ...
Effects of Oil Spills: An oil spill happens when liquid petroleum is released into
the environment by vehicle, vessel or pipeline. It happens on a large scale and is
In general, oil spills can affect animals and plants in two ways: from the oil itself
and from the response or cleanup operations. Understanding both types of ...
The Gulf oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Within days of
the April 20, 2010 explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the ...
This map shows the largest oil spills in history (1901 to Present), from tanker
accidents and drilling operations, as well as a number of other notable spills. An
May 7, 2010 ... The Deepwater Horizon spill could easily pump 20 million gallons of oil into the
Gulf of Mexico. While this is almost double the amount spilled ...
Read about the environmental and economic effects of oil spills.
News about Oil Spills. Commentary and archival information about Oil Spills from
The New York Times.