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Oil Spill Essay. I will be contrasting the Deepwater Horizon and the Exxon Valdez oil spills,

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´╗┐Oil Spill Essay Emily Schmitz, T-Th 6th Hr. Anytime there is an oil spill somewhere in the world, it is a tragedy for the place where it occurred. The purpose of this essay is to inform people about the past, present, and future impacts of two horrible oil spills. I will be contrasting the Deepwater Horizon and the Exxon Valdez oil spills, but I will be doing a little bit of comparing as well. One major oil spill that had many past, present, and future effects was the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...read more.

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Also, BP was asked to change but didn?t to save costs. We even have a few future concerns too. Oil is expected to remain for years to come because our solution wasn?t an 100% fix. BP is banned from drilling new wells for seven years. This oil spill really harmed the Gulf of Mexico?s beaches and waters. Another terrible oil spill that happened was the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989. One immediate effect was the 11 million gallons of oil that spilled from a very large ship. We weren?t at all prepared for this and locals were the first responders. ...read more.

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Both were horrific and will have oil remaining in the shores for many years to come. They also both have past, present, and future effects on different areas of the U.S. The last similarity is both oil spills killed tons of animals. People can really learn a lot from studying these oil spills. I learned that it?s better to clean up the spill sooner rather than later because in the Exxon Valdez oil spill, there were a lot more future impacts due to the delayed clean up. Also, I learned that people at oil companies need to be extremely careful because oil spills affect an area for years after they happen. ...read more.

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