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Three Disastrous Oil Tanker spills

The Amoco Cadiz oil tanker ran aground on the 16th of March 1978 and created a major oil spill incident off the coast of Brittany. The Very Large Crude Carrier or VLCC unfortunately got caught in a terrible winter storm that badly affected the ability to steer the ship and she became grounded and broke in two.  The entire load of sixty-nine million gallons of crude oil flowed into the sea over the next two weeks and contaminated 320km of coastline off the shores of Brittany.

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Then on the way to Long beach California, just off Alaska in 1989 the Exxon Valdez hit Prince William Sound and more than 250,000 barrels of crude oil ended up being dumped onto the 1,200 miles of coastline killing thousands of fish, marine animals and sea birds. The many specialist staff and volunteers who tried to help with the immediate major clean-up operation may well have used Chemical Spill Kits supplied by professional companies such as

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The largest oil spill in World History that is officially recorded is undoubtedly the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform.  The oil well that was located a mile beneath the B.P. platform blew out and caused a massive explosion killing eleven of the workers there.  Approximately 206 million gallons of crude oil spilled at a rate of 2.5 million gallons a day for more than eighty-five days!  The effects of this disaster will be felt for years to come

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