Oil Pollution in Earth's Waters
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Major Sources of Oil Pollution in Waters Worldwide
2. Offshore drilling. There are approx. 5,000 offshore oil platforms, just in North America. Drilling platforms commonly experience leaks; roughly 322,000 pounds per year, in North American waters, and 0.6-3.1 million pounds per year, in foreign oil platforms.
3. Can occur naturally. U.S. Natural Academy of Sciences estimated the natural releases of oil from seeps in the bottom of the ocean account for 60% of all oil in the waters surrounding North America and 45% of all oil in waters worldwide.
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The skimmer is using its vacuums/ barriers to clean up this mess.
Caution: Oil Spill
The barriers are being used to keep the oil in place from spreading to more areas.