The BP Oil Spill

The BP Oil Spill

by Peter Benoit

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Overview

The BP Oil Spill by Peter Benoit

Tiny living things such as certain bacteria eat and break down oil.

Inside, You'll Find:

Problems and events that led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and the spill's impact on commercial fishers;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531289990
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: A True Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 193,807
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

1 Trouble in the Gulf

What happened to the Deepwater Horizon? 7

2 Deep-Water Disaster

What problems did the rig have before the explosion? 11

3 From Bad to Worse

What caused the oil slick to spread? 19

Animals in Danger

What animals were affected by the oil spill? 24

4 Cleanup

What was done to clean up the oil spill? 29

5 After the Spill

Will the oil be with us forever? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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