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10 years after Valdez spill, Alaskans prepared for the worst

March 23, 1999

Ten years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, every tanker departs the terminal at Valdez with a tugboat tethered to its stern and another alongside.

Fishing village still recovering from Valdez impact

March 22, 1999

As the biggest fishing town on Prince William Sound, Cordova may have suffered the greatest economic loss of any community in the aftermath of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Conference to assess Exxon Valdez oil spill

oil spillMarch 4, 1999

Ten years ago on March 24, 1989, 11.2 million gallons of oil spilt into Alaska's Prince William Sound after Captain Joseph Hazelwood skippered the Exxon Valdez onto Bligh Reef.

Oil spill lessons offer hope for sea otters

February 18, 1999

Ten years ago, on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled almost 11 million gallons of oil into Price William Sound, killing more than 5,000 sea otters. The spill has been called the largest environmental disaster in recent history -- but because of it, the United States is now better equipped to handle such a disaster.

Half of species hurt by Valdez spill now recovering

oiled victimFebruary 10, 1999

A report from the panel overseeing restoration of Alaska's Prince William Sound, where the Exxon Valdez tanker spilled millions of gallons of oil in 1989, says only two of the nearly two dozen species hurt are fully recovered.

A hair-raising solution to oil spills

May 28, 1998

There's an old saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure. And what could be trashier than hair clippings on the floor of a beauty parlor or barber shop?

Small oil spills add up to environmental hazard

April 29, 1996

Images of birds covered in crude oil, their wings tarred to their bodies, standing on beaches blanketed with black ooze have become almost commonplace.

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