Environmental Issues Project Proposal

Environmental Issues Project Proposal - spill and clean up...

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Gaurav Singh Environmental Issues Project Proposal Professor Gallagher The unfortunate oil spill of an American Commercial Lines (ACL) barge in 2008 caused 400,000 gallons of crude oil to be poured into the Mississippi River. Compared to the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989, which spilled 10.9 million gallons of crude oil in Bligh Reef, Alaska, the ACL spill was quite a trivial matter. Nevertheless, it did have harmful repercussions to the surrounding environment and should be taken seriously. For this reason, I plan to create a documentary of the events that transpired in this frightful accident. Along with a comprehensive report, I will include detailed photographs of the
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Unformatted text preview: spill and clean up efforts. The assignment will be broken into two parts, a documentary in a formal written report and a comprehensive book with detailed pictures from the accident. With this project, I plan to get a better understanding of how much an oil spill can affect the environment and the surprisingly expensive clean up process. The ecological and economic impacts of a spill on our coast or bay ecosystems are serious matters and should not be overlooked. This project will give us better insight into how precious our rivers are and how important it is to protect them....
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