Maria Fernanda y Mariana JaramilloPresentation Transcript
By: Mariana Jaramillo Luque Maria Fernanda Beltran
The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989, when the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, California, hit Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled an estimated minimum 10.8 million US gallons (40.9 million litters, or 250,000 barrels) of crude oil. It is considered to be one of the most devastating human caused environmental disasters ever to occur in history. As significant as the Valdez spill was the largest ever in US waters it ranks well down on the list of the world's largest oil spills in terms of volume released.
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The catastrophic explosion that caused an oil spill from a BP offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico in april 20-2010 has reached the shoreline early Friday morning. The leak is currently releasing 5,000 barrels of oil per day, and efforts to manage the spill with controlled burning, dispersal and plugging the leak were unsuccessful Thursday. This oil spill is on track to become the worst oil spill in history
1. In 1989 the ship Exxon Valdez struck a reef of coral and spilt near 11 million gallons (40.9 million liters) of crude oil in the Gulf of Alaska, a zone known for having a marine abundant fauna. The spillage in the Gulf of Mexico takes place for the collapse of the petroleum platform due to an explosion for a bubble of methane that was formed during the sealing of the mouth of a well. Up to the date, they were about 13,2 million liters of oil spilt to the sea. Still it is not possible to know oil has gone out, since they have not could still seal the exit of the oil since this one is to any more than 1500 meters of depth.
2. The spillage of the Exxon Valdez went to superficial level. The spillage of crude oil of the Gulf of Mexico comes from the marine depths. 3. The spot of oil of the Exxon Valdez was of approximately 740 square kilometers of coast it does not continue of Alaska. The spillage in the Gulf of Mexico covers already approximately 1550 square kilometers of coast