Why can the effects of an oil spill last for years?
Because there is very little wave action and the soil is oxygen poor, marshes might suffer the worst hits.
How was Exxon Valdez cleaned up?
Oil Spill Cleanup Cleanup workers skimmed oil from the water’s surface, sprayed oil dispersant chemicals in the water and on shore, washed oiled beaches with hot water and rescued and cleaned animals trapped in oil.
Can oil spills be cleaned up?
Dispersants and booms and skimmers are the most frequently used methods to clean up ocean oil spills. All methods have advantages and disadvantages. The effectiveness depends on the situation – the amount and type of oil, the ocean currents and tides and the weather.
What is the largest oil spill in US history?
On April 20, 2010, the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, operating in the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded and sank resulting in the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon and the largest spill of oil in the history of marine oil drilling operations.
What happens to the animals when the oil coats their skin?
Oil destroys the insulating ability of fur-bearing mammals, such as sea otters, and the water repellency of a bird’s feathers, thus exposing these creatures to the harsh elements. Without the ability to repel water and insulate from the cold water, birds and mammals will die from hypothermia.
Which of the following is surprising about Mumbai considering that the price of land is high?
Which of the following is surprising about Mumbai, considering that the price of land is high? The average height of the buildings in Mumbai is low.
Why did the mujahedeen receive US support even though they were against some American ideals?
Why did the mujahedeen receive US support even though they were against some American ideals? The mujahedeen wanted to establish an Afghan democracy. The mujahedeen promised to protect U.S. oil interests.