What Happens When an Oil Spill Occurs?
Oil spills are an environmental disaster. When crude oil is spilled into the sea, it affects more than the water in that particular location. This Web site presents information about what happens when an oil spill occurs. What steps are taken to lessen the spread of oil? How is the impact accessed? A photo journal of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 shows the damage that occurred. Many animated pages on this site illustrate what happens to the oil, where it goes, how coastlines are affected, and how wind speed influences the way the oil moves.