Clean-Up Oil Spills ~Support Booms~
Be educated about oil spills and the Boom method!
What is being done with your donations and ticket funds?
Firstly, large buoyant booms are placed in the water. Afterwards, attached to the buoys are water skimmers called booms, which is basically an ultra-fine net. Next, the skimmer absorbs the slick from the oil spill and is contained in the net until it is brought to shore and disposed accordingly. This is a simple explanation, and there is even more to learn about his method at our event.
Parts of The Booms Method
Here we see the floating buoys. Underneath the water are 'skirts' made of ultra fine net.
The cylinders are the part of the Boom that is above water. The skirt attached are skimmers that absorb oil slick.
Close by the booms or on shore would be this containment bin, where the oil is kept until its disposed.
Oil Spill Education Night - Supporting Clean-Up
Saturday, Feb. 6th, 5-9pm
100 Queens Park
Oil Kills Amimals
A pelican drenched in chemicals from oil will likely die in a matter of hours. Oil slick causes major health problems. Mainly respiratory issues in animals, but a whole new variety of illnesses were given to in humans with the Gulf Oil Spill.
Oil slick absorbs easily into the sand, spreading steadily until whole shorelines can be contaminated like this one. It is almost impossible to decontaminate these kinds of areas. This is why oil spills need to be cleaned as soon as possible after they spill in the water.
Gulf Oil Spill
In the BP Oil Spill, more than 200 million gallons of crude oil was pumped into the Gulf of Mexico. This spill caused nausea, vomiting, epilepsy, earsplitting headaches, extreme respiratory issues and even some miscarriages to those living nearby the spill when it was there.