Oil Spill Disaster


Oil Spill Disaster. On April 20, 2010, disaster struck in the Gulf of Mexico. The offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, causing one of the worst environmental catastrophes in America. Every day for months, more than a million gallons of oil leaked into the water. The oil company, BP frantically tried to stop the spill. Scientists and emergency response crews searched for ways to repair the damage. Experts predict that the gulf's, wildlife and industries will take decades to recover. This book gives a concise overviews to what oil spills do, what the oil rigs look like, how oil is pumped from the sea, the effect on animal life, stopping the spill and innovative ideas for the future plus more. Also included are interviews with scientists who worked in the field during the Gulf crises and scholars who specialized in oil spills. Meet animal rescue professionals an energy specialist and other experts who explain the science behind this catastrophe and its consequences. Age 10 and older including adults. Softbound. Full color illustrations and photos. Pgs. 28. Book measures approximately
8 inches wide X 10 inches high..

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