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Lawmakers, bill reflect on Valdez spill

...pivotal events in your life," she added. At 12:04 a.m. March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck the Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound carrying oil from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline terminal. The spill resulted in approximately...
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...largest spill in U.S. history.The Exxon Valdez, a 987-foot tanker owned by Exxon Shipping Co. Inc., struck Bligh Reef about 25 miles from Valdez, the northernmost ice-free port in the United States, spilling an estimated 270,000...
Sea otters declared recovered from 1989 Exxon Valdez spill

...than 53 million gallons of Alaska North Slope crude oil, strayed from shipping lanes on March 24, 1989, and struck Bligh Reef. The damaged supertanker leaked 10.8 million gallons. Crude oil flowed southwest along nearshore waters all the way...
Exxon Valdez spill effects linger the time the nation's largest oil spill.The 987-foot tanker, carrying 53 million gallons of crude, struck Bligh Reef at 12:04 a.m. on March 24, 1989. Within hours, it unleashed an estimated 10.8 million gallons of thick, toxic...
Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez funding measure

...appropriate on this day, "to say there's still unfinished business yet to do."The 987-foot Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef near Valdez on March 24, 1989, spilling about 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. Several lawmakers...
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My Turn: Lack of sleep may explain some marine mishaps

...notorious captain's drinking, but rather to the sleep deprivation of the mate who was steering the ship when it hit Bligh Reef, which happened because he had made a course correction but had forgotten to turn off the autopilot after having had...
Photo: Ready for the worst

...onto a smaller tanker, San Francisco, in April 1989 at Prince William Sound, after the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef and caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Six oceanographic, underwater buoys will be anchored to the ocean...
This Day in History

In Alaska Sound off on the important issues at In 1910, the steamship Olympia was permanently stranded on Bligh Reef near Valdez. In 1951, the Anchorage International Airport officially opened. In 1979, the Alaska Supreme Court held an emergency...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...air Sunday, Hazelwood blamed third mate Greg Cousins, who was on the bridge and failed to turn the tanker away from Bligh Reef despite orders to do so. Hazelwood told CBS he knows the world views him ``as some drunken fool,'' but he denied...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...measure the damage caused by the 11 million gallons of oil dumped into ocean after the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck Bligh Reef on March 24, 1989. Pavia is one of hundreds of ``spillies'' living in Juneau, all veterans of the Good Friday...


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