an accidental release of oil into a body of water, as from a tanker, offshore drilling rig, or underwater pipeline, often presenting a hazard to marine life and the environment.
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Origin of oil spill
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby oil spill
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Also, oil-spill cleanup plans that companies filed with government sometimes turned out to be completely useless.