Oil Tanker From Exxon Valdez Spill Goes To Scrap
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
And that brings us to our last word in business this morning, an infamous retirement.
Twenty-three years ago this week, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled millions of gallons of oil into waters off the coast of Alaska. It was the worst tanker spill in U.S. history. Now, after the spill, the ship was renamed the Oriental Nicety. Call it what you will, that ship is now headed for the scrap heap. The more than 200,000 ton vessel will fetch $16 million for its scrap parts.
And that is the business news here on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.
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And I'm Steve Inskeep.
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