Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Case Study

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INTRODUCTION

A chemical reaction is the chemical change of atoms and molecules. They is are an essential part of daily life, and can be very useful for solving various problems. This essay discusses the use of bioremediation in oil spills, and the chemical processes involved.

PROBLEM

An oil spill is simply the release of liquid petroleum (also known as crude oil) into the environment. Large-scale oil spills are very problematic, as they as they can cause a multitude of short-term and long-term economic, social and environmental damage. Almost all of the time, major oil spills are caused by human activity, and this problem will continue to persist through history as people continue to utilize oil as a resource. An infamous example of this is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
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