An oil spill can cause massive destruction to the environment and everything in its path. Therefore, it is necessary for individuals to take every action possible to prevent these oil spills from occurring. There are many different types of oil containment devices invented over the years to filter the oil out of the water to prevent it from harming our environment.
In 2010, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused great harm to individuals and the environment. This oil spill spanned over 70 miles wide, killed 11 people, caused 12,000 Louisiana residents to file for unemployment, threatened 400 wildlife species, and cost billions of dollars in cleanup efforts, insurance claims, fines, and unemployment.
If you have been affected by an oil spill due to the negligent actions of a company or individual, you may be entitled to compensation for losses and damages. The attorneys at Arguello Hope & Associates believe that the negligent party responsible should be held accountable and pay for damages and losses they have caused to individuals.
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Types of Oil Containment Devices
As oil spills continue to have great effects on everything in their path, it is necessary to have the top oil contaminant devices to clean up these spills. There have been several different methods developed to clean up these oil spills over the years. All of these devices are used to filter the oil out of the water.
Some of the most popular methods include:
- Containment Boom
A containment boom is essentially a floating water barrier that contains the oil spill. These booms are implemented to reduce the polluting of shorelines and other resources, which also helps to increase the speed of cleanup. These booms help to concentrate the oil into thicker layers so devices such as skimmers and vacuums can collect the oil more effectively. There are four basic types of booming including containment booming, diversion booming, deflection booming and exclusion booming.
- Ocean Therapy Solutions Machines
These machines were created by Actor Kevin Costner, his brother, and David Meikrantz to filter the oil from the water. These machines vacuum up a combination of water and oil and spin it at high speeds, thus separating the oil from the water. The water is then spit out of the machine while the oil is collected in a tank. These machines are able to separate 200 gallons of oil from water per minute.
Skimmers are used once the oil has been contained. These skimmers are used to separate the oil and the water. These are several different types and sizes of skimmers used on oil spills.
Absorbents can be used in both land and water situations. These are designed to absorb oil and are normally used in small areas of contamination and help to prevent the spread of the spill.
Of course, there are many different forms of containment devices, and many more to come. However, these are the most popular devices used today. If you have been affected by an oil spill, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
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Types of Injuries
Oil spills are known to make individuals suffer from many different types of illnesses. These illnesses have been known to cause serious problems in humans including many respiratory problems. In some instances oil spills have been linked to more severe conditions as well. Some common health problems associated with oil spills include:
- Stinging eyes
…just to name a few
There are several other known side effects that have appeared to people working to cleanup oil spills, however these were the most common signs and sypmptoms. If you are suffering from an illness as a result of an oil spill, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and losses.
Contact An Experienced Houston Oil Spill Attorney
If you or a loved one has been involved in an oil spill resulting in an illness, it is imperative to seek the legal guidance of an experienced oil spill attorney. By utilizing the services provided by our attorneys, you may find that you are eligible to receive compensation for losses and damages that may have occurred as a result from the spill.
At Arguello Hope & Associates, we are dedicated to helping individuals receive the justice they deserve as a result of becoming ill due to the negligence of another individual. With our firm based in Houston, we are licensed to serve the entire state of Texas.
Some locations we serve include:
- West University Place
- Galena Park
To obtain additional information about how our oil spill attorneys can help you in your desperate time of need, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, contact us at 888-CLAIM-68 (888-25246-68) today and a member of our intake team will take the details of your case and refer you to one of our experienced attorneys.
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