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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
This paper discusses the Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 24, 1989, a tanker accident in Alaskan waters.: Economic, political and environmental ramifications.
# 18216 | 1,350 words | 13 sources | 1990 | US

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" On Good Friday, March 24, 1989, Valdez, Alaska was thrust into the world spotlight as the tanker Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef, spilling 10 million gallons of oil into the marine-life-rich waters of Prince William Sound.

The oil spill resulting when the Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef was the worst in American maritime history. As the story unfolded, the public learned that the captain of the ship had apparently been drinking, that the third mate was in charge of the vessel at the time it struck the reef, and that safeguards which should have prevented such an accident existed, but were not operating the night of the accident ."

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