Underreported: Under the Radar Oil Spills

The attention being paid the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has many residents of Nigeria, Egypt, and Chile scratching their heads. Devastating oil spills in these countries in the past decades have gone relatively unnoticed by the mainstream press. Both Dr. Erich Gundlach, director of E-Tech International, an oil spill clean-up firm, and Richard Steiner, professor of marine conservation at the University of Alaska, have first-hand experience working with oil spills around the world. They'll discuss some of the largest oil spills that have gone unnoticed and what was done to clean them up.

Dead Starfish wash up on Block Island after the 1996 North Cape oil spill off the coast of Providence, RI.
Dead Starfish wash up on Block Island after the 1996 North Cape oil spill off the coast of Providence, RI. ( Oil Spill Info )
Oil covers the marshes of Portland, Oregon after the 1996 Julie N. oil spill.
Oil covers the marshes of Portland, Oregon after the 1996 Julie N. oil spill. ( Oil Spill Info )
Oil on the beaches of Galveston, Texas after the 1984 Alvenus oil spill off the coast of Texas.
Oil on the beaches of Galveston, Texas after the 1984 Alvenus oil spill off the coast of Texas. ( Oil Spill Info )
Oil in the marshes near Tierra del Fuego, a year and a half after the Metula oil spill in 1974.
Oil in the marshes near Tierra del Fuego, a year and a half after the Metula oil spill in 1974. ( Oil Spill Info )
Swanson Creek marsh covered in oil after the 2000 spill.
Swanson Creek marsh covered in oil after the 2000 spill. ( Oil Spill Info )
Swanson Creek Marsh 2 years later after a successful clean up operation.)
Swanson Creek Marsh 2 years later after a successful clean up operation.) ( Oil Spill Info )
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