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Causes of Oil Spill Incidents

Oil spill incidents are often the result of the failure of storage tanks and associated pipework and appliances that have reached the end of their operational life as a result of corrosion and wear and tear.

In addition, many incidents occur as a result of catastrophic breaches by property owners or contractors, either accidentally or through poor working practices.  In more recent years, the number of incidents resulting from vandalism and losses during theft has increased, as has the number of incidents due to extreme weather events, e.g. high winds, floods, and prolonged extreme temperatures.