Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Aftermath

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Aftermath

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Aftermath

April 20, 2010 - BP Oil Spill Occurred

In 2011, we dealt with the tragic aftermath

In January 2011, tar balls were reported to be washing up on shore

80 square mile "kill zone" around the BP explosion where everything on the sea floor is dead

Many animals were killed, injured, and now endangered

156 Kemp's ridleys sea turtles were found dead 10 days after the explosion. They are now endangered.

Dispersants are a collection of chemicals that rapidly disperse large amounts of certain types of oil from the sea surface by transferring it into the water column

Then the oil is spread over a larger surface on the water and is taken off

This increased toxic hydrocarbon chemicals in fish eggs and will continue to do so for years

what happened in 2010

what we're dealing with now

animals after the oil spill (2011)

By: Katie Plank



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