Alaska Speeches & Audio

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 20 Years Later

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 20 Years Later

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On March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on an undersea reef, spilling an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Twenty years later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was involved in the initial cleanup, reports on the area's recovery.