Greece faces problems after oil spill

Yeah I am soooo not in the mood to write this blog, but my grade depends on these weekly updates about the environment, so you are going suffer just like I am. YAY! Without further ado the topic is…Can I get a drum roll please???

Today’s topic will be about the oil spill in Athens, Greece.

A small oil tanker, the Agia Zoni II located off the coast of the Salamina island carried “2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 tons of marine gas oil” (Becatoros and Paphitis) spilled large amounts of oil coating parts of Athens coastline. Although, Greek authorities have commented that they are doing everything they can, many people have criticized the government for not taking the necessary precautions or acting quickly enough to prevent the oil spill. However, the reason for the ship sinking is unclear as Theodoros Kountouris, the vessel owner, said it had been double-hulled to prevent leaks.

Unfortunately, the Saronic Gulf is home to many aquatic animals such as dolphins, turtles, and a variety of unique fish. Different “environmental and wildlife organizations” have sent information about what residents can do to help injured wildlife.

Greece does not believe the oil spill is a fatal environmental disaster and hopefully it will be cleaned up very soon.

As always here is the link to the article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/greece-cleanup-crews-struggle-to-clean-up-oil-spill/2017/09/14/eebf8110-9933-11e7-af6a-6555caaeb8dc_story.html?utm_term=.ccf43a80f0ed

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