In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez
Ten years later, Prince William Sound is beautiful again. Scientists associated with Exxon say all traces of the spill are gone.
NPR Environment Correspondent John Nielsen and NPR Senior Producer Peter Breslow recently traveled to Prince William Sound, returning with a series of stories about oil and Alaska. Listen to "Legacies of the Spill", which aired on Saturday, March 6, 1999, on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.
The aging trans-Alaska oil pipeline has been moving crude from the north slope of Alaska to a port hundreds of miles south in Valdez for almost 22 years. Oil industry experts say with proper maintenance, the pipeline could function well into the next century but many environmentalists want more assurances that the pipeline is safe. Hear more as NPR's John Nielsen reports for Morning Edition.
NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports from Seattle, where oil industry experts from the private and public sectors are gathering ten years after the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. Participants are discussing the progress that's been made, and problems that remain, in preventing and cleaning up after oil spills. Listen to the story, which aired on Thursday, March 11, 1999 on Morning Edition.
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