NOAA: "What happens during an oil spill?"

In this webpage by NOAA’s National Ocean Service, learn about how much oil the world uses. NOAA also provides spatial comparisons to common buildings to help comprehend the volume of oil that was spilled in the Exxon Valdez event. Follow the links to “How do spills happen?” and “Who takes care of the problem of oil spills?”  to read about cleanup techniques for different types of oil spills and to get a brief overview of what federal agencies become involved in the event of a spill. 

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