Oil Spills and Response time 2010-2012

Click on the photos to read about these environmental disasters.  Click here to see a full list.

May 2010

Niger Delta, Nigeria -4 million litres, 7 days

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May 2010

Trans-Alaska Pipeline Spill – several thousand litres

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June 2010

Red Butte Creek Spill, Utah – 180,000 litres, 2 hours

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July 2010

Kalamazoo River Spill, Michigan – 4 million litres, 18 hours

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July 2010

Xingag Harbor Spill, Dailan, China – 18 million litres, rupture and explosion

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April 2011

Peace River Spill, Alberta, Canada – 4,800,000 litres, 8 hours to shut down pipeline

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July 2011

Yellowstone River Spill, Montana – 252,000 litres, 1 hour

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Aug. 2011

North Sea Spill, United Kingdom – 208,000 litres, 7 days

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Nov. 2011

Campos Basin Spill, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 620,000 litres, 2 weeks

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Oct. 2011

Rena Spill, New Zealand –  414,000 litres, 6 days

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Dec. 2011

Nigeria Oil Spill – 6,400,000 litres, undetermined amount of hours

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June 2012

Red Deer River Spill, Alberta, Canada – 475,000 litres, undetermined amount of hours

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October 2012

Arthur Kill, New Jersey Oil Spill – 1,400,000 litres, entire fuel tank

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2 thoughts on “Oil Spills and Response time 2010-2012

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