Oil Spill FAQs:


Q: Is an oil spill the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment?

A: Yes, and especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution.

Q: Are oil spills referred to as "elements" and are divided by functional group?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oil spills affected in similar ways?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an oil spill difficult and depends upon many factors?

A: Yes, and including the type of oil spilled, the temperature of the water , and the types of shorelines and beaches involved.

Q: Are oil spills small?

A: Yes, and resulting in less than 7 metric tons per spill.

Q: Is an oil spill difficult and depends upon many factors?

A: Yes, and including the type of oil spilled, the temperature of the water , and the types of shorelines and beaches involved.