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Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...Pipeline Service Co. in 1989 had 13 oil skimmers, five miles of boom and storage capacity for 220,000 gallons of spilled oil.Now, Alyeska has 108 skimmers, 49 miles of boom and on-water storage capacity of almost 38 million gallons. North...
LeConte is stable, but still in danger

...23,604 gallons of fuel this afternoon. They'll also boom the ship - surround it with buoys that will contain any spilled oil, Wilson said. The salvage effort, which ferry and Coast Guard officials call a "unified command," is conducted...
Alaska editorial: State should file new Exxon claims

...disease that other herring populations manage to withstand - a vulnerability that may be rooted in their exposure to spilled oil. The region's herring spawned on oiled beaches several weeks after the spill. Small amounts of oil - as low as 1...
Spill report highlights risks of Arctic drilling

...extended seasons of darkness, hurricane-strength storms and pervasive fog. The slow pace of natural dispersion means spilled oil would linger longer. Decision-makers are hampered because good scientific information exists for only a few species...
State, feds ponder pursuit of more claims for oil spill

...mussels and other invertebrate species. Though pink salmon have since recovered, she said, unexpectedly high levels of spilled oil remain in the sound, posing a threat to ducks, mussels and sea otters.
State Briefs

...was being wrongly singled out and punished. The company said there was no basis for believing that a vessel that spilled oil in the past would spill in the future. Compiled from staff and wire service reports.
9th Circuit to hear appeal of Exxon suit

...Prince William Sound in March 1989, creating America's largest tanker spill. The estimated 11 million gallons of spilled oil fouled the sound, contaminated an estimated 1,300 miles of shoreline, killed marine creatures and disrupted commercial...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989. A 1994 study by the fisheries service estimated that about 70 percent of the spilled oil had evaporated into the air or biodegraded in the ocean or on shore, and 14 percent had been recovered through cleanup...
Northwest Digest

...of the rest of the nation, according to a national forecast released by NOAA last week. Report: Tides could spread spilled oil SAN FRANCISCO - Tides predicted to peak shortly after Thanksgiving could wash sticky, thick balls of oil off beaches...
Alaska Digest

...They said new pumps need to be housed in buildings, rather than left exposed, to provide additional containment for spilled oil. Wind rips container off trailer, sends it flying ANCHORAGE - Winds roared through the Portage Pass area and ripped...


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