Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

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Oil Pollution, whether it's on land or in water, is a serious environmental issue that can result in severe consequences. In addition to being damaging to the environment, oil pollution can also ruin an individual's property. Oil pollution can result from a number of different things and not just from drilling for oil. If you or someone close to you has been negatively impacted by oil pollution, you may be entitled to compensation.

Have you or a loved one suffered from an injury, property damage, or other economic loss from a water pollution oil spill? Contact an Environmental Attorney in your area today!

A water pollution oil spill may result from:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Negligence
  • Lack of safety training
  • Careless corporations

The OPA, also known as the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, was established by the EPA in order to help prevent and control these types of incidients. The Oil Pollution Act enforces regulations in order to do so. For example, the act requires that any oil storage vessel or facility submits their plans to the government regarding how they will respond to large discharges. Unfortunately, not everyone complies with the regulations that are enforced by the OPA, and accidents result.

Other examples of oil leaks and spills that are usually caused by human negligence include incidents such as barge crashes, oil truck and tanker crashes, exploding oil wells, breaking or leaking oil platforms and failing storage tanks. If you feel your oil spill injury was the result of someone else being careless, contact a lawyer today.

Have you or a loved one suffered from an injury, property damage, or other economic loss from a water pollution oil spill? Contact an Environmental Attorney in your area today!

 

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