Oil Spill In Thailand Essay

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Oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum into the environment, especially marine areas. It is due to human activity and is a form of pollution. An oil spill is caused by an offshore pipe leak in the Gulf of Thailand has reached Samet Island, a popular tourist destination on the eastern coastline. Thailand is in the international headlines again for the oil spill that has hit Phrao Bay Beach on the western coast of Samet island in Rayong province. It has been reported that tourists have been seen leaving the area to move to locations where they could swim. This simple research paper aims to find ecological problems brought about by oil spills in Thailand. Earth has large reserves of oil trapped deep beneath its surface. However, this is a part of nature and rarely causes any major damage. On the other hand, there are times when the same problem is causes because of human interference and it can cause a great deal of damage to marine ecosystems. Oil spills at sea are generally much more damaging than those on land. Since they can spread for hundreds of nautical miles in a thin oil slick which can…show more content…
It created a huge slick miles wide. The oil slick soon began washing ashore on the tourist island of Samet, fouling several popular white sand beaches. It also has spread to nearby smaller islands. By 10PM, about 600 meters of the white sand beaches has been covered with sticky crude oil, while a 12-inch (30cm) thick oil slick floated off the shoreline. 14 August 2013 Bangkok Post article had said that "Mercury levels found in sea water off Ao Phrao beach on Koh Samet were 29 times higher than safety standards allow, according to the Pollution Control Department.” It means that oil spill will cause more pollution and harm to the

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