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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_spill

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.

www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/the-13-largest-oil-spills-in-history

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.

ocean.si.edu/gulf-oil-spill

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 ...

response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/oil-spills

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 ...

www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/oil-spills

News about Oil Spills. Commentary and archival information about Oil Spills from The New York Times.

response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/oil-spills/how-oil-harms-animals-and-plants.html

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 ...

response.restoration.noaa.gov/training-and-education/education-students-and-teachers/how-do-spills-happen.html

Oil floats on saltwater (the ocean) and usually floats on freshwater (rivers and lakes). Very heavy oil can sometimes sink in freshwater, but this happens very ...

www.britannica.com/science/oil-spill

oil spill: Leakage of petroleum onto the surface of a large body of water. Oceanic oil spills became a major environmental problem in the 1960s, chiefly as a ...

www.conserve-energy-future.com/effects-of-oil-spills.php

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  ...