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Toxic Waste | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Credits and Sources
How it affects the environment.

When there is a large oil spill in the ocean, it causes an oil slick that covers miles of ocean.  The oil cuases fish to die.  It also hurts water birds.  Water birds have a natural coating that makes their feathers water-resistant.  Oil disables the water resistance in the birds' feathers and causes them to be unable to fly.  They are also unable to stay afloat and often drown.

On to Part 3: What can be done to clean up toxic waste? How much will it cost and how effective will it be?