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More, smaller icebergs could show up in Alaska tanker lanes

...Reef on March 24, 1989. The Exxon Valdez spilled roughly 11 million gallons of crude oil. It was the nation's largest oil spill until the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.The crew of the Exxon Valdez had received permission...
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...the short summer open water drilling season.The agency acknowledges there is a 75 percent chance that one or more large oil spills of 42,000 gallons or more could occur if the leases are developed, LeVine said by email.Environmental groups...
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...five miles from the ship as wind and tide pushed the crude oil into the sound and away from shore."This is the largest oil spill in U.S. history and it unfortunately took place in an enclosed water body with numerous islands, channels, bays...
Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at 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...
AOGCC keeps eye on safety, maximum recovery

...infamous Gulf of Mexico offshore blowout that killed people, destroyed the Deepwater Horizon drill rig and caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history resulted because the federal agency that was supposed to keep tabs on well-operator BP didn't...
My turn: Now is the time to stress improved shipping safety

...spilled into the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. According to one Coast Guard analysis, this may be the largest oil spill into U.S. marine waters in the past 15 years. Already the spill has killed thousands of seabirds and other marine...
Millions more sought from Exxon for spill

...attributable to the Exxon Valdez oil spill," Alaska Attorney General David Marquez said Thursday. The nation's largest oil spill emptied 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound in 1989, killing hundreds of thousands of birds...
Feds deny BP's call to delay pipeline tests on North Slope

...was to correct problems and report its progress. The agency ordered the testing two weeks after BP discovered the largest oil spill in North Slope history, a leak of an estimated 201,000 gallons onto the tundra from a 34-inch pipeline in Prudhoe...
Feds to permit delayed testing of Prudhoe Bay transit lines

...known as a "smart pig" within three months, putting the deadline at June 15. The order came as a result of the largest oil spill in North Slope history, in which an estimated 201,000 gallons of oil and liquids leaked from a corroded portion...
Major oil spill threat to sea life

ANCHORAGE - A cleanup is under way today in the largest oil spill in Prince William Sound since the Exxon Valdez more than 12 years ago. About 35,000 gallons of diesel have leaked from a 180-foot...


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