How the Exxon Valdez spill gave birth to modern oil spill prevention plans
from Alaska Dispatch
Over the past 25 years much has been written about the Exxon Valdez grounding on Bligh Reef. But little has been written about how this accident changed the way we look at oil spill prevention and response today. The hard facts are that neither the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., nor the federal and state governments were prepared to deal with such a disaster.
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