Oil Spill Facts

Here are some facts about oil spills!
1.Oil spills can cause irritation,altering of the immune system,reproductive or developmental damage and liver disease!
2.The BP oil spill killed over 150 endangered sea turtles and 300 birds!
3.The Deepwater Horizon spill could easily pump 20 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico double the amount of oil from the Exxon-Valdez!
4.The BP spill spilled up to 200 million gallons of oil for 87 days
5.Over 1/4 of the Louisiana coastline is polluted with oil!
6.One of the largest oil spill in history was the BP spill on the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.It was caused by a fire on an oil rig an experts say that it might have spilled up to 39 million gallons of oil.
7.The Gulf War in 1991 had up to 240 to 336 million gallons of oil!
8.Within 6 months of the BP spill happened over 8000 animals were killed -many were on the endangered list!

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