Conclusion The BP Oil spill was a cause of a massive environmental disaster. One of the environmental damages that resulted from the spill was the contamination that it not only caused in the beach but on the marsh as well. The spill also led to the death of dolphins as well as other marine life. Prevention measures could have been taken to prevent the oil spill before it
In certain cases, chemical substances which are inhaled or in digested may damage aquatic animal’s organs such as liver, kidney, spleen or brain. Relating to a catastrophic event, “the biggest offshore oil spill, which was the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon unit in the Gulf in Mexico releases approximately 200 million gallons of oil, fouling beaches and coastal wet land from Louisiana to Florida; killing birds, fish and marine mammals ;”( Mineral management services 2006. OCS Leasing Program: 2007-2012). It took a few years to clean up. “Nearly 20 years after the Exxon Valdez spill, more than 26 thousand gallons of oil still remain in the shoreline”(20 years on, Exxon Valdez still pours ”http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007feb/02/oil pollution).
What is an oil spill? (JDB) An oil spill is a type of pollution which consists on the dumping of petrol into the environment, mainly into oceans although it can also occur on land. These oil spills are mainly caused by the release of crude oils, wells, platforms and drilling rings. These oil spills, can very well damage the environment and therefore causing many consequences to different groups of animals and pollute the area where the dumping took place. Deepwater Horizon spill (MBR) This devastating event began the 20 of April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.
This can result in lung, kidney, and liver damage, as well as death from toxins. Oil spills also have indirect effects on these mammals, such as habitat loss and a diminishing food supply. Lastly, the oil slicks can make animals blind from continuous exposure. Because oil spills cause so much damage, many marine mammals die because of it. Whales, including dolphins,
The oil spill caused monumental environmental damage to the Alaskan coastline where some species are still recovering from today. The impact of the spill on flora and fauna, human life and the economy was staggering which was caused by human error, lack of adequate resources and insufficient support from external systems. The oil spill tested the preparedness and response to a disaster of this magnitude, which revealed many shortcomings. Due to this historical event, numerous important lessons and recommendations emerged to prevent or mitigate the impacts of future
Endangered specie populations in Mexico Introduction: Humans have drastically modified wildlife by polluting the earth we live in. Pollution is one of the major insidious threats to the environment, it ranges from obvious action, such as dumping in rivers and lakes to sprayed undetected chemicals. However, if the effect is permanent or short term the outcome does not change. Pollution changes the balance of ecosystems which causes numerous animals to become extinct. For example, the Bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and brown pelican all became endangered or extinct prior to scientists finding out that the chemical DDT, a chemical used largely in the United States as a pesticide.
AMD (Acid Mine Drainage) is created from sulfuric acid. It 's created when sulfuric acid makes contact with metals and other chemicals from the disposal site and then it creates AMD. Amd does many terrifying things to the environment like, it contaminates lakes, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water. It also harms human health, fish, wildlife, and it also damages the entire ecosystem. Even the economy gets affected from sulfide mining.
Mining the hydrothermal vents could make it so that some very bad things could happen to our earth. Mining is very bad idea until we finish all of the studies about hydrothermal vents because very bad things could happen to fish and the communities nearby the mining. First, The vents are used as homes for species. Mining could wipe out all of the yet to be discovered species. Mining will pollute the water and let out toxins that can kill species and communities near by.
Pollution is a large and obvious problem when drilling for oil. Drilling gives off air pollution as well as carbon discharges--this is very bad for the environment. Another con is the possibility of an environmental hazard such as an oil spill. Oil spills can cause harm to people in the area, the environment itself, and marine life (GreenGarage). Along with those problems, due to an oil spill, there is also the increased possibility of a fire, and/or explosion.
It is conceivable to reason that the natural gas had leaked out amid the process of fracking, and mixed into the groundwater. This pollutes the groundwater and puts the health of everyone that uses the groundwater into risk, as consuming too much