oil spills

Dirty Energy

This film investigates the cost of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on Lousiana communities, and criticizes the relationship between British Petroleum and the U.S. government.

Oil Spills in the Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull Waterways in New York

The Sea Empress Oil Spill in Milford Haven

On 15 February 1996, the oil tanker Sea Empress ran aground. Approximately 72,000 tons of crude oil spilled into the Milford Haven waters in Southern Wales, contaminating 200 kilometers of coastline. Swift implementation of environmental regulations, such as temporarily prohibiting mussel harvesting, successfully protected the coastal populations.


The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

When the oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground on 24 March 1989, it releases 41.6 million tons of crude oil along the coast of Alaska. The spill causes enormous damage to local ecosystems and wildlife.