Today in History
March 24, 1989
The Exxon Valdez Runs Aground
The nation's worst oil spill dumps 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound, a waterway known for its marine life. The spill reaches locations 470 miles away. More than four summers and $2.1 billion are spent before the cleanup effort is called off, though some beaches are still oily. It is believed to be the most environmentally damaging spill in the world.
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The renewed debate over drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge hits home for the two Native groups nearest the nature preserve
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