Oil in the sea – level 2

18-08-2021 07:00

A group of fishermen was angry when they found a large oil spill in the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad. A damaged pipeline started to leak in early August, and the fishermen did not like how an oil company dealt with it.

A big boat came, and it drove around. It made circles in the oil, which then started to go to the bottom of the sea. It was very dangerous for fish and other animals. It damaged fishing nets, too.

Officials said that there were hundreds of oil spills. The accident happened in one of the most biodiverse areas of Trinidad and Tobago, and if people eat the fish, they could have big health problems.

Difficult words: pipeline (a long pipe which is usually underground, and people use it to transport oil or gas), deal (to try to solve a problem), biodiverse (a place where many different animals and plants live).

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