oil spill

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Presence of significantly large amount or layers of crude or refined oil on soil or sea water.

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The recent earthquake cracked the main transportation pipe of a local drill site and they had a very large oil spill in the ocean.
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There are so many rules and regulations regarding the process of oil importing and exporting, and I understand why: If a situation were to happen where an accident occurred and the oil tanker crashed, an oil spill would devastate the ecosystem.
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If there is an oil spill it can have long term effects on the environment so you should always do your best to prevent one.
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