What is the average amount of oil spills that happen in a year?



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    “Approximately 20,000 oil spills are reported each year to the federal government.” While this number may be shocking at first, it is important to remember the context of each spill. The size, duration, and danger posed by each spill must be assessed, and according to this article:


    the EPA is only required to oversee the management of 300 spills each year, and yet another article claims an average of only 6.9 “large” spills per year.

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