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Scientists link oil exposure to reduced survival of fish

...Alaska's Prince William Sound and has not recovered, scientists said.The 986-foot Exxon Valdez struck a charted Bligh Reef at 12:04 am March 24, 1989, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil. At the time, it was the largest spill in...
More, smaller icebergs could show up in Alaska tanker lanes

...citizen's council was created in the aftermath of the grounding of the Exxon Valdez, a 987-foot tanker that struck Bligh Reef on March 24, 1989. The Exxon Valdez spilled roughly 11 million gallons of crude oil. It was the nation's largest...
25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger the time the nation's largest oil spill.The 987-foot tanker, carrying 53 million gallons of crude, struck Bligh Reef at 12:04 a.m. on March 24, 1989. Within hours, it unleashed an estimated 10.8 million gallons of thick, toxic...
Asleep at the wheel

The guy at the helm wasn't the only one asleep at the wheel when the Exxon Valdez "fetched up hard aground" on Bligh Reef 25 years ago. Comfortably protected by corporate personhood, Exxon and Alyeska Pipeline executives had put quarterly...
Les Palmer: Remember the Exxon Valdez

...boaters, kayakers and passengers aboard day boats and cruise ships. In March of 1989, when the oil tanker ran into Bligh Reef and began leaking crude oil, I remember thinking that Prince William Sound had been spoiled forever. Seven years later...
Exxon Valdez headed for India scrap heap

...that way, or it would have been much smaller because of changes we've made." The tanker ran aground at Alaska's Bligh Reef on March 24, 1989, and spewed 11 million gallons of crude oil into the rich fishing waters of Prince William Sound...
Gulf aftermath won't be a repeat

We're entering the third month of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 22nd year since the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef. In the Gulf of Mexico, as much as 3 million barrels of crude have already spilled from the blown-out well, and...
Taking an unusual step: Punitive damages a valuable tool for preventing spills

...crew of the Exxon Valdez was beyond its control when the tanker pulled away from the Alyeska terminal and drove onto Bligh Reef. Exxon knew about the captain's drinking problem, though it's never been clear how big a role that played in the...
Study: Columbia Glacier calving to slow

...history in 1989 when the crude oil tanker Exxon Valdez changed course to avoid one of its icebergs and ran aground on Bligh Reef, spilling crude oil into Prince William Sound. The spill, however, trigged significant studies of Columbia Glacier...
Alaskans watch Gulf spill with interest, comparisons

...oil sat in a big, flat pancake around the tankers and Bligh Reef and could have been contained, with much of it recovered...vessels to handle containment boom would been been at Bligh Reef within hours (some fishing vessels under contract with...


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