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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-24/asleep-at-the-wheel
Letters
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 in Prince...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062410/ope_660928735.shtml
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25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...Alaska, at 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-23/25-years-later-exxon-valdez-spill-ef
News
Les Palmer: Remember the Exxon Valdez

...the 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-27/les-palmer-remember-the-exxon-va
Outdoors
Study: Columbia Glacier calving to slow

...footnote to 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-26/study-columbia-glacier-calving-to-sl
News
Reds pushing in to Kenai River

...salmon on the Kenai River are coming in, giving some anglers hope in the slow, early days of July. Steve Voth of Captain Bligh's Beaver Creek Lodge and Guide Service said one of his boats landed a sockeye and a large king salmon in the same trip last...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/070810/fis_626125634.shtml
Outdoors
Nov. 15, 2001 Alaska Newspapers Inc. on the Exxon Valdez punitive damage decision

...cleanup costs and compensation. It was clearly not enough. Oil is still being cleaned from Snug Harbor, 55 miles southwest of Bligh Reef where the oil tanker ran aground. Sea otters and sea ducks that live in the sound continue to show an elevated level of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111901/ala_111901alapm0060001.shtml
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Construction of ice radar begins in Prince William Sound

...give marine authorities a better idea of where the danger is. The Exxon Valdez was trying to avoid reported ice when it struck Bligh Reef, spilling 11 million gallons into the Sound. Scientists and regulators say the danger has only gotten worse. The problem...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/110501/ala_110501alapm0010001.shtml
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Alaskans watch Gulf spill with interest, comparisons

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

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/060910/new_651116871.shtml
Kasilof Community News

...the driver's seat and the phantom court date a year away. Superstitions should be held at bay. The Exxon Valdez did hit Bligh Reef just two days after a full moon. And yes, if the Supreme Court acted on the 26th it made its decision under a hunter...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102907/people_4428.shtml
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