OIL SPILLS

Comics by Andy Warner

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Our society is very dependant on oil, we heat with it, we use oil products to drive, fly and run machines and all the plastic we use is made from oil. As long as we need oil for our lives, oil spill accidents may happen, although of course one tries to avoid accidents. When oil is spilled into the water, responders make decisions on how best to minimize the damage to the marine environment, organisms and humans. Currently the Canadian Government is researching and developing adequate oil spill response plans, so as to be prepared should a disaster happen.