Natural oil is the most precious treasure for the world today. Before the discovery of natural oil, the resources used were woods and coal. But as soon as oil was discovered a worldwide race started discovering oil from every place in the world. Some poor countries became rich. But a notable thing also happened, with the use of oil, the environment destroyed like it was never destroyed when coal and wood was used. Oil spills destroy environment and kill animals in water and on land. Below are given some more facts.
1. Damage cannot be estimated
The analysts say that the damage caused by oil spill cannot be estimated because it works slowly and things happen slow and late. Like the great Gulf of Mexico oil spill did. It killed 11 workers and did immense damage to the environment.
2. Making money
As we see the corporate hold of the world is so tight and strong that no one can escape from this firm grip now. The BP oil rig owner of the Mexican gulf incident even made money out of this disaster. The rig was leased and he received enormous piles of money to offset the damage.
The oil when taken out of the earth needs to be dealt with great care, because it can pollute the environment, it can kill the lives if not handled with care. The oil dug into the sea needs to be dealt with extra care because of the threats to the marine life. Even then the plans made are not more than laughing stock.
4. Big companies
The big companies involved in the off shore drilling of oil are all alike when it comes to make planes and safely taking the oil out. The damage it causes to the sea environment is not avoidable yet it is happening.
5. More recovery leads to leak
The more the oil is recovered from deep sea oil wells, the more it brings the chances of damaging the well or leaking the spill. This has happened with BP in Mexican gulf. The scientists say that if only 20 percent of oil is recovered daily, such incidents can be avoided.
6. The lousy efforts
The five major oil drilling companies have all the lousy record of drilling oil. They present extreme safety measures in the papers but in real, those safety measures are not applied the way they should be applied.
7. Profit making
Many human right organizations along with the pro environment organizations have made independent study and researches which show that the prime importance is always given to more and more profits earned. The promises are made to humans is only done as corporate responsibility even that add into their profits.
8. Governments’ responsibility
It is the responsibility of the governments to protect their country. But It is not seen as it should be. After the Mexican incident the government passed 27 news oil drilling projects with put giving the due importance to the incident that happened few days ago.
Mexico has seen a same incident in 1979 when oil caught fire doing immense damage to the water and the air.
10. Not the last
Journalists and other humanitarian organizations say that this is not the last or the biggest incident. The greed and the thirst for getting more and more oil out of earth will lead to such incidents which may cause huge damages.