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Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill (Catastrophe)

  1. Mar 9, 2005 #1
    In class today, we viewed an HBO movie called Dead Ahead that features the gruesome results plus causes of the oil spill in '89.

    Are recovery efforts still being done on Alaska's beaches as a result of the leakage of +11 million gallons of oil?

    Also, even though this spill is one of the most ecologically damaging, was there an even bigger spill in the U.S. in the Gulf of Mexico somewhere? What was the biggest tanker spill in the world?

    Thanks for any interesting info on this disturbing oil spill.
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  3. Mar 9, 2005 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Here is some information

    http://www.conservationinstitute.org/losteden.htm [Broken]

    http://www.adn.com/evos/stories/EV378.html [Broken]
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  4. Mar 9, 2005 #3


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    Yes there have been many other larger oil spills. I believe tehre was one 4x as worse that that happened only months earlier... or maybe a few years earlier... funny stuff. Learn great things about the world's media this way! Its only 'a catastrophe that the world can never forget' when a news team decides to cover it :)
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