The oil spill took a huge tool on alaskas fishing industry, forcing many Alaskan citizens which depended on the fish for their income to be pressured into some kind of a depression. In particular, the oil spill had affected trade of Alaska, particularly the industry of fishing in the region. According to surverys taken fishermen of Alaska have lost over three quarters of a billion. This is due to the oil spill because it ruined the Alaskan salmon in the region. The total damage done to the ecosystem and fish lost weighed in around six hundred million dollars (Fernando,
In total, approximately 4.9 million barrels of crude oil were spilled into the water, leading to the suffocation of marine life due to its toxicity. This in turn adversely affected the food supply through contamination, leading to long-term implications on both marine creatures and human
Oil: pitching people against each other and destroying Earth’s habitat since the 19th century. It seems like the conversation on oil is never ending. Nations are constantly waging wars in order to possess the wealth that “black gold” brings. The devastation is inherent in the Middle East, where oil-rich nations and world powers constantly bargain for their gains using human lives. Oil burns and releases toxins and CO2, poking holes in the ozone layer.
Lamentably some people don´t have access to these 20% of clean water and they have to use the contaminated one leading to skin problems, death, etc. “Honduras has a high concentration of polluted rivers, it turned human activity and population growth ... The Choluteca, Chamelecón and Ulua rivers are the most sensitive cases of contamination, receiving wastewater from the cities of Tegucigalpa and Valle de Sula, receive industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals used or manufactured in the basins, landfills and sediments on its banks, among others.”( Jose, no pg) To be brief hondurans should be more conscious about what they´re doing because when they contaminate the country they are actually making a damage to themselves and to further generations that
I think a lot of people just think of oil spills when they think of the environmental impact from oil rigs out at sea, but, in reality, they harm the environment in more ways than most people know. To understand why off-shore drilling can be so harmful, we first have to understand the process by which the oil is extracted at these drilling sites. Often times, the oil is in an underground cavern beneath the Ocean floor, and they must use a type of mud mixed with other chemicals to essentially “drill” into the cavern, and extract the oil. To find an example of this, and how it’s affecting our environment, I looked at an article from the “African Journal of
Existing freshwater resources are gradually becoming unavailable due to these activities (Reddy & Lee, 2012). Some of these heavy metals can seriously affect many living species especially humans because of its severe toxicity (Hadi, 2013). But farmers, most especially, are affected by this pollution. Tons of chemical pollutants are being discharged inconsiderably every year on bodies of water by industries of developing countries. This results in the gradual decline of the availability of freshwater resources globally (Reddy & Lee, 2012).
Every year, industrial accidents causes a number of deaths, injuries and property loss due to petroleum refining operations. Industrial accidents have become a threat to human safety such as the accidents at the Skikda refinery in January 2004 and October 2005 and the accident at the Arzew refinery in 2007 (Chang and Lin, 2006). Besides that, petroleum refining unavoidably generates considerable volumes of oily sludge during oil production and processing activities (Dibble and Bartha, 1979), oil pollution accidents have nowadays become a common phenomenon and have caused ecological
These impurities limit and alter the lubricating properties of oil and hence must be replaced with a new engine oil. At any moment when discarded engine oil escapes from an engine crankcase, it gains enough potential to pollute the environment. After getting disposed-off from an engine it travel long distances and in most of the cases, it makes its way to waterways in the form of runoff. Once this oil reaches waterways, it acts as a toxic material for plants and animals living in water. Disposal or recycling of discarded engine oil into water bodies can severely interrupt water ecology.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF COAL GASIFICATION 1) Toxic Waste Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel containing many highly toxic materials. The process for the underground gasification of coal (UGC) involves the partial combustion of coal underground. Even more toxic and carcinogenic hydrocarbons, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene is obtained. 2) Waste Disposal Large volumes of highly contaminated water will be produced and the industry has not publicly addressed what will happen to him. The water used to control the process will emerge with other liquids and particles made with the exhaust.
Introduction Marine oil pollution causes catastrophic damage to the environment, marine ecosystems, economy and quality of life for coastal inhabitants. The marine oil pollution which has been affected by the progress made by anthropogenic activity, is a huge environmental problem (Guanhua Hu & Xia Xiao 2013). Oil spill is one of the factors affecting marine oil pollution. Recently, frequent marine oil spill accidents happened due to rapid development of maritime transportation and oil exploration industry. It becomes a huge threat to marine environment and ecosystems.