Oil pollution and its consequences

Oil pollution and its consequences

Oil spills and its effects on our environment

oil pollution

The effect of oil spills on water

Terrestrial oil pollution may be the result of a massive single oil spill or repetitive careless handling of waste oil at factories. An undetected leak of oil or contaminated wastewater can have a significant negative effect on the permeability and porosity of the soil. First, oil pollution changes the microbial population of the soil, which then impedes the normal growth of crops.

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The effect of oil spills on land

Terrestrial oil pollution may be the result of a massive single spillage or repetitive careless handling of waste oil at factories. An undetected leak of oil or contaminated wastewater can have a significant negative effect on the permeability and porosity of the soil. First, oil pollution changes the microbial population of the soil, which then impedes the normal growth of crops.

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The effect of oil spills on air

Oil spills can damage air quality when toxic elements are released into the atmosphere such as carcinogens and aerosols by partial evaporation of the oil. When the oil is burned from the water’s surface as a cleanup effort, further harmful elements are released. Children and pulmonary disease patients are the most susceptible to these toxins.

Interesting facts about the largest spill of the past decade - Deepwater Horizon

feet of the boom were used
to collect and absorb oil

gallons of crude oil was
released into the ocean

of pregnancies among the dolphins is
successful compared to 83% in unoiled regions

of the deep-sea coral
colonies had been injured to some extent

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