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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 10th Anniversary

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 10th Anniversary

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 10th Anniversary

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 10th Anniversary

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Ten years ago this week, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran into a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, spilling at least 11 million gallons of crude oil into the icy blue-green waters of the sound. In this hour, we'll take a look back at the spill and its long-term effects. Guests: Stan Senner Science Coordinator Exxon Oil Spill Trustee Council Anchorage, Alaska S. "Jeep" Rice Toxicologist National Marine Fisheries Service Auke Bay Laboratory Juneau, Alaska Charles "Pete" Peterson Professor, Marine Science, Biology, Ecology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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