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Water cycles

Oil Spills

Spilled oil can harm living things because its chemical constituents are poisonous. We are effected in many ways.

  • Drinking the polluted water
  • Bathing or showering with the polluted water
  • Swimming in the polluted water
  • Breathing the vapors of a polluted water while sitting next to a polluted water source
  • Consuming (meat and/or vegetables) affected by polluted water
  • Consuming meat from animals fed with affected food (e.g., vegetables irrigated with polluted water or grown in an area with polluted groundwater)


Oil spill pollution can have multiple causes both of natural (e.g., climatic factors, natural disturbances) and anthropocentric origin. anthropoenic means The main anthropogenic sources include:
  • Accidental spills during:
    • Storage – oil and oil products may be stored in a variety of ways including underground and above ground storage tanks such containers (especially USTs) may develop leaks over time;
    • Handling – during transfer operations and various uses;
    • Transport:
      • Big oil spills (up to million and hundreds of million gallons) on water or land through accidental rupture of big transporting vessels (e.g., tanker ships or tanker trucks).

Water Cycles

what happens??

Oil spills can result in oil being introduced to the cycle, taking different forms along with the changing water, and being distributed in different ways (evaporated oil turns into undrinkable acid rain, is spread throughout the ecosystem and lowering the general quality water throughout).

Fascinating part about the amazing ecosystem is that it can repair if given time. Fresh water pools are created through the process of filtration that can eventually clean out the system with enough time.

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