Major Oil Spills Since 1978

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

We are looking for information on oil spills that have occurred in the oceans and their effect on the environment. It is for a school report and we do not know where to find the information. Can you help?

The Answer:

We have a list of major oil spills since 1967, as well as the largest oil spills in the U.S. and the world.

For other information on spills, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Oil Spills Program page is a good place to start.

-The Editors

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