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Lawmakers, bill reflect on Valdez spill

...oil spill. "It's one of those 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...
Rig manager testifies in Shell barge grounding be hauled up.On Jan. 31, the repaired Aiviq and the Alert, a tug on loan from escorting Prince William Sound oil tankers, were briefly able to make headway pulling the Kulluk southwest away from land. But when the line to the Aiviq broke...
Alaska Editorial: Coast Guard proposes regulation to follow law

...tugboat escorts for double-hull oil tankers in Prince William Sound.This...get this rule done because all oil tankers traveling in the sound have had...applied so long as single-hull oil tankers were used in the Alaska trade...
US, Canada conduct Bering Strait spill drill

...there is increasing concern among Coast Guard and Alaska officials about growing non-U.S. vessel traffic including oil tankers and liquefied natural gas carriers using the Russia's Arctic northern sea route from Europe to Asia. The route transits...
Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series

...the Egan Library at 7 p.m. Coen's presentation is on the challenges faced in a test run of an ice-breaking crude oil tanker in the Northwest Passage. The talk should be especially timely with the recent controversy over oil companies poised...
My Turn: Wake up to the dangers posed by non-native species in Alaska's waters

...brought into Prince William Sound by oil tankers for navigational stability on the...United States - where Alaska-bound oil tankers take on ballast water - and British...Valdez Marine Terminal and the oil tankers that use it. The council's work...
Pondering our water blessings

...drinking water in countries throughout Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America is $20 billion. Already, oil tankers are being re-lined to carry water to these water challenged areas. Could some of Juneau's plentiful, high quality...
India's top court refuses entry to Exxon Valdez

...contaminate ship hulls and holds.India has one of the world's largest industries for breaking down old ships and oil tankers centered around Alang, and workers in the coastal town are expected to process the ship to salvage scraps of metal...
Alaska's oil pipeline marks 35-year milestone

...been greatly reduced, with no spills recorded in 2004 and 2005.The worst year was in 1989, when the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of crude. It was the nation's...
Study predicts fewer icebergs from Columbia glacier

...considerably."It's lost a huge volume of ice," he said.The glacier became a footnote to history in 1989 when the crude oil tanker Exxon Valdez changed course to avoid one of its icebergs and ran aground on Bligh Reef, spilling crude oil into Prince...


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