Environmental Milestones


POLLUTION
3/24/1989
The Exxon Valdez tanker runs onto a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, dumping 76,000 tons of crude oil. The spill, the largest ever in the United States, covers more than 5,100 kilometers of pristine coastline with oil and kills more than 250,000 birds.

Source

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council

Links

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