An oil spill can cause financial loss for a variety of organisations and individuals. We'll look at some examples of the economic impacts of oil spills on businesses and livelihoods and finding out about the compensation process, from the sources of recompense, to what to do when preparing claims.
We look at the environmental impacts of oils spills from the immediate effects on eco-systems and habitats to prospects for long term recovery. While an incident remains in the public eye, images of oiled coastlines and wildlife can influence a great deal of debate and decision making. But what's the truth about the impact an oil spill can have on the environment?