Must-Know Oil Spill Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"More than 1.3 million gallons of oil is spilled into the ocean every year due to oil shipping alone."

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"Over the last decade, the U.S. has experienced at least 30 oil spills of over 42000 gallons."

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"Approximately 14,000 oil spills are reported each year in the U.S. according to the EPA."

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"The BP Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 leaked 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico."

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"The Exxon Valdez oil spill totaled an estimated 11 million gallons."

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"Nearly 50,000 barrels of oil were lost during the Kolva River oil spill in 1983."

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"It’s estimated that 94% of oil spills are caused by everyday activities such as oil leakage from machinery."

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"The effects of oil spills can linger for decades, with the Exxon Valdez spill still having effects 30 years after the event."

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"The cost of the BP oil spill cleanup was estimated to be $14 billion."

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"Oil spills kill between 1,000 and 5,000 sea otters annually."

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"The oil spilled in American waters in the last decade totaled over 7 million gallons."

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"The Torrey Canyon oil spill in 1967 resulted in about 30 million gallons of crude oil being spilled into the sea."

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"One gallon of oil can contaminate one million gallons of water."

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"Damage to fishing from the Exxon Valdez oil spill was estimated at $300 million."

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