Oil Spills in Texas!
A review in the past Major Oil Spills in Texas.
These intrusions are harmful and can obviously cause strife and damage to our waters. We need to keep establishing rules and restrictions to prevent the disasters. If we destroy ecological systems and native habitat, it should be mandatory that we not only make an effort, but have the responsibility to fix the problems we create.
Safe oil transportation and good work ethics will help preserve and protect our wildlife and keep us undisturbed. Preparedness is truly key.
- August 19, 1979 -
Mustang Island, Gulf of Mexico
Aftermath: (Representative Arnold Gonzales)
A Mexican Ixtoc Company well blew and was uncapped for 294 days, which made it be one of the biggest spills that destroyed Texas beaches.
- June 11, 1990 -
Aftermath: (Mega Borg Tanker)
The Norwegian supertanker Mega Borg exploded, killed 4 people, and released near 4,000,000 gallons of oil into Texas waters.
- September 25, 2005 -
Valero Oil, Port Arthur, Texas
Aftermath: (Valero Refinery Clean-up)
The Garner Emergency Response team helped clean up the Valero Oil Refinery after it spilled from the turbulent Hurricane Rita.
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