|The Oil Spills Effects|
|The solution to the oil spillage problem in the Gulf of Mexico¬†¬†|
We must¬† understand the gravity of the danger to US coast from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico since an April 20th , because this isn't a storage tank or a ship with a finite amount of oil that has boundaries. It's a river of oil flowing from the bottom of the Gulf with an estimate at rate of up to 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) a day and could continue for another 90 days if the leak isn't contained.
The nation's worst¬† environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Coast, one of the world's richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and other marine life. The economic impact of the spill will extend far beyond marine wildlife and the fishing industry, harming coastal property owners, the tourism industry, and a myriad of others who supply them with goods and services.
The oil leaking now covers an area of the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles long and 45 miles at its widest. Clearly, the fear for everybody, including the west coast (of Florida), is that you get the oil not only on the beaches but then Everglades National Park or resources in the Keys. That would be devastating.
This year we saw natural disasters worldwide (earthquake , oil spills, etc.)and for the continuity the fragility of the human memory change the focus so fast .
The 1989 Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska is still regarded as one of the world's biggest environmental disasters after the tanker crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, releasing 41,639,529 liters of oil into the ocean. On November 13, 2002, while the Prestige was carrying a 77,033 metric tons cargo of two different grades of heavy fuel oil. Currently, financial responsibility was limited to the ship owner, and liability scales with the tonnage of the ship. The large multinational oil companies which usually charter the vessels and own the cargo escape all responsibility. According to 1990's Oil Pollution Act, the company responsible must pay for the cleanup.
For more than a decade, we had fought for human safety and environmental protection and it's time we stand up to work together taken particular interest in protect the world environment. The recovery of the coastal and marine ecosystems affected by the disaster cannot be ignored like the Exxon Valdez and Prestige spills.
We the people must understand "we are a nation and whatever happen affects each one of us".