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.
To better prepare response communities for oil spills, OR&R develops several software and map tools for spill response and planning. These include GNOME, a ...
Oil Spills and Disasters. The following list includes major oil spills since 1967. The circumstances surrounding the spill, amount of oil spilled, and the attendant ...
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 by the Exxon-Valdez ...
One of EPA’s top priorities is to prevent, prepare for, and respond to oil spills that occur in and around inland waters of the United States.
News about Oil Spills. Commentary and archival information about Oil Spills from The New York Times.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) began on 20 April ...
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 ...
**Read about the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.** An oil spill is the accidental petroleum release into the environmen
The effects of oil spills can have wide ranging impacts that are often portrayed by the media as long lasting environmental disasters. Such perceptions are ...