Oil Spill

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Abstract In March of 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. An eighteen foot wide hole was ripped into the hull, and 10.9 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the ocean. In the following weeks, many things transpired. This paper will discuss the cleanup, the damage, and the results of the biggest oil spill in United States history. On March 24, 1989, in Prince William Sound Alaska, the Exxon Valdez was moving South West af…


The BP Oil Spill: Analysis and Opinion

For the past few weeks I have been watching videos on YouTube and reading articles pertaining to the abhorrent event offshore that is formerly known as the BP Oil Spill that happened in the Gulf Coast in April 2010. On April 20, 2010 the oil rig called Deepwater Horizon combusted in to flames. This led to eleven casualties and 115 rescued but they all suffer bodily injuries and shock. Consequently, the platform sinks to the ocean floor and about one hundred thirty liters of oil were leaked out …


The Answer to Cmbat Global Malnourishment

With an ever increase in population and decrease in agricultural land, increase in temperatures around the world and decrease in useable water levels, the world is on the verge of a global food crisis. The third world countries need to find ways to help feed their citizens as they are the ones which will be impacted the most. Modern problems require modern solutions. A possible blessing in this time could be the development of genetic engineering. This field opens up possibilities of producing …


Hazard of Industry for Environment

Bradbury suggests in “There Will Come Soft Rains” within The Martian Chronicles that the human race will ultimately meet its doom. And when it does, the universe will simply continue revolving on its axis without experiencing the slightest impact caused by it. Especially pertinent to the 21st-century audience, Bradbury suggests that nature has a potent ability to overpower humans and our impact on the world, despite all industrial innovations that have revolutionized our civilizatio…


Globalization and Pollution Issue

Globalization can be defined in many aspects; every writer gives a different perspective on globalization. However, it can be divided into many categories. The very first way to define this term is globalization as internationalization; The \"Global\" in globalization is seen \"as just another modifier to portray cross-fringe relations between nations.\" It depicts the development in global trade and relationship. The second way to describe globalization is globalization as …


Impact of Oil Spill in Uganda

Social Economic Conditions The first is the slow, poor and inadequate response by the emergency services (the police, fire fighters and ambulance crew). Secondly, poor road infrastructure also contributes to the disasters. The causes are discussed in detail below. The road should be improved, and more networks introduced improve on accessibility of some areas. Some of the roads are totally damaged and are the cause of some accidents on the roads which could have been avoided Poverty …


Environment Pollution and Oil Spill

Pollution is an ever growing problem around the world that can come in many different forms. One form of pollution is water pollution which is the pollution of bodies of water such as rivers, seas, the ocean or lakes. This can occur when pollutants such as insecticides and herbicides, chemical waste, metal waste and plastic waste leave homes, factories and buildings and end up in these bodies of water. When taking a look at the big picture of pollution there is so much to dig through we could w…


Main Challenges for Deepwater Horizon Film

Summary The movie of Deepwater Horizon focuses on the events that took place in April 2010 where the biggest and worst environmental disaster in US history took place. This environmental disaster was caused by the exploration oil rig Deepwater Horizon controlled by Transocean, which was set to begin the drilling operation until Mr Jimmy Harrell, Mike Williams and Andrea Fleytas set out to and go to the oil rig, when they landed on where the operation is taking place, Mr Jimmy and the rest …


Marine Biologist and Oil Spill

Being a Marine Biologist is one of the best careers because it allows one to educate others. Recently more and more of our plastic and trash, is being dumped into the ocean. Plastic in our oceans is overall a bad thing because it can harm marine life and the oceans environment. For example, plastic straws are a part of this huge problem with plastic in our oceans. “A field biologist, Christine Figgener and fellow researchers were in the waters off Guanacaste, Costa Rica when they encounte…


A Research on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Pollution of lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans has been killing land and water animals for years. Water pollution kills all kinds of animals every year. The EXXON VALDEZ oil spill near anchorage Alaska caused over 3,000 otters to die, 36,000 different kinds of seabirds were killed and over 100 eagles. The Exxon Valdez spilled over 11 million gallons of crude oil in 1989 because of somebody's carelessness.  Oil spills are one of the worst types of pollution. They happen most often i…


A Report on the Exxon Valdez's Oil Spill

Imagine that you are a just a small, ordinary seabird. It is March 24, 1987 and far away from you is an enormous tanker called the Exxon Valdez, coming at an astonishing speed. You do not worry, for these huge ships come along very occasionally in the Alaskan waters. The next thing you know when you turn around is that something wrong. The tanker is heading towards Bligh Reef, which is a mass of granite pinnacles. It crashes into the reef and something black, thick and disturbing leaks out of t…


A Discussion on the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline and Its Potential Influence on the Environment

The Keystone XL is the fourth and final phrase of the Keystone oil pipeline that runs from Hardisty, Alberta to as far south as Houston, Texas. This purposed project is almost a duplicate of the first phrase of the pipeline, but has a shorter more direct route and diameter of the pipe is larger. It would start in Hardisty, run through Baker, Montana picking up American-produced crude oil and end in Steele City, Nebraska. The Keystone XL would be 1,179 miles long and would be able to transport u…


An Analysis of the Factors Surrounding the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster

Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster. Specifically, this paper will first consider the facts of the oil spill. What happened? What caused the oil spill? Who was responsible? Could it have been prevented? What were the effects of the oil spill on the environment? Second, this paper will examine changes implemented to prevent a future oil spill. Particular attention will be paid to laws enacted since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Third, these c…


A Discussion on the Issue of Oil Spills

The Issue Oil Spills are large-scale accidental discharges of liquid petroleum products which cause pollution along shorelines. The most spectacular involved the supertankers used for oil transport, but many other ship also spill oil, and offshore drilling operations contribute a large share of the pollution. Of every million tons of oil shiped, one ton is spilled. Some of the largest spills thus far recorded involved the tanker Amoco Cadiz which spilled 1.6 million barrels of oil into the G…


A Description of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Four minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Eleven million gallons of North Slope oil spewed into one of the most bountiful marine ecosystems in the world, killing birds, marine mammals, fish, and devastating the ecosystem. (Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Could It Happen Again?, 2000, May 10) Exxon claims the Sound has recovered, but environmental groups claim otherwise. Who is right? Environmental Impact This en…


Domestic Oil Drilling and Environment

Oil has been a significant resource to humankind for many years. The number of uses for oil seems almost infinite. Ancient civilizations used it to waterproof boats and roofs and to light oil lamps. Today, it is used for so much more. Oil is currently used for transportation, heat, and manufacturing. Despite these many uses, oil poses dangerous and harmful disturbances to the environment. The United States should not increase domestic oil drilling because it negatively impacts the environment b…


Hazard of Gas and Oily Industry

Introduction A safety audit is a general term used to describe an activity where a facility gathers information about one or more aspects of the workplace in order to evaluate the risk levels for health or safety issues. During this audit one or more people will gather data related to the efficiency, reliability, and effectiveness of their health and safety systems. When done properly, a safety audit will help determine if a company\'s day to day activities are in conformity with their s…


Bioremediation: What is It and It`s Usage

PURE CULTURE: It contain contain only one organism. Pure culture is always rooted in an integrated culture (multifaceted) by transferring a small sample into a new, basic growth in such a way that it disperses individual cells in a central location or by multiplying the sample multiple times before adding a new sample. Both methods separate the individual cells so that, as they multiply, each will form an inactive colony, which can then be used to enter the middle mass, with the assurance th…


Influence of Biodiversity on Science

There are many things in life that are connected to one another. With or without any knowledge of certain topics there is a sense or even instinct, that leads to have a feeling that two or more things are related. Biodiversity has many definitions, but the one, that was mostly used in different papers and I came across was the understanding, that biodiversity is “the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems…


Chemical Engineering and Oil Pollution

Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials. The work of chemical engineers can range from the utilization of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the laboratory to large-scale industrial processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms, and energy into useful forms and products. Environmental engineerin…


Deepwater Horizon by Peter Berg

Summary of film Deepwater Horizon is a film based on a true story. It is directed by Peter Berg. It goes on about how the biggest oil blast happened at an oil rig at the Gulf of Mexico. The real life event happened on the 20th of April 2010 however the film was released on the 30th of September 2016. The film shows us the events that happened for the massive fire that lead to an explosion on the rig to breakout (01:00:05). It is about how two BP managers were persistent in extracting mud fro…


Deepwater Horizon and Environmental Disaster

Summary The movie of Deepwater Horizon focuses on the events that took place in April 2010 where the biggest and worst environmental disaster in US history took place. This environmental disaster was caused by the exploration oil rig Deepwater Horizon controlled by Transocean, which was set to begin the drilling operation until Mr Jimmy Harrell, Mike Williams and Andrea Fleytas set out to and go to the oil rig, when they landed on where the operation is taking place, Mr Jimmy and the rest no…


Definition of Environmental Issues

Environmental issues are hazardous and problematic effects of human activity in environmental areas. They have enormous impact on climate, land, animals, human beings and whole natural ecosystem. Those affections can make many people die and change whole infrastructure of one part of a land. In this article, it is going to be told about huge environmental disaster which appeared near Mississippi River Delta in Gulf of Mexico in 2010. That was the biggest oil spill in United States history, whic…


Unethical Behavior of the BP Oil Spill

Unethical behavior is doing something wrong when it is known as being the wrong choice but still doing it knowing the consequences. Corporations are a prime example of unethical behavior and when something unethical happens in a company it becomes known to everyone. The BP oil spill was the worst unethical disaster in a corporation ever. This took the lives of 11 people,17 others and caused millions of dollars in lawsuits and destruction. Even years later communities are still suffering from th…


BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Environmental protection is one of the major responsibilities of the government. The state of our environment has a huge impact on the economy and health of our country. It is due to this reason that the government enacts laws and regulations that enhance our environmental protection. Research has revealed that preparing for disasters is vital when it comes to environmental protection. The British Petroleum’s (BP) Gulf of Mexico oil spill is one of the most memorable events that has ever …