The Prestige Oil Spill and its Effects Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Prestige Oil Spill and its Effects
A look at the impact of the Prestige oil spill.
# 131334 | 750 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper discusses and examines the impact of several famous oil spills, with an emphasis on the Prestige oil spill. It also discusses the Valdez oil spill, the lessons learned from the spill and how they applied to the Prestige spill. In particular, it considers the environmental impact of the Valdez spill. It covers the political situation involved in the spill, as well as ways it could have been prevented, and future spills can be prevented.

From the Paper:

"In November of 2002, the oil tanker Prestige sank off the Galician coast of Spain. The ensuing spill caused profound environmental effects, and its result still is having an impact on the environment. Just as the Valdez spill was preventable, so was the Prestige. This paper intends to look at both spills, analyze the impact each had and the lessons learned from them, and give suggestions to prevent more spills such as these from happening. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Prince William Sound, "rupturing its hull and spilling nearly 11 million gallons..."

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