# What is oil spill and what are its consequences?

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Feb 22, 2018

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An oil spill is the release of liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into an environment by pipelines, vessels or vehicles. It mostly occurs in marine ecosystems. It occurs on a large scale.

Consequences:
$\cdot$Environmental Effects: The animal life that lives in the water or near the shore are the ones most affected by the spill.
$.$Effect on Economy: When minerals like Crude oil is lost, it results in less amount of its availability for use.
$.$Effect on Tourism Industry: Many tourists stay away from such places and the local tourism industry faces a huge setback.

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