The Exxon Valdez oil spill

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The Exxon Valdez oil spill

Effects of the oil spillThe oil spill killed lots of animals. It killed about 250 000 seabirds, 2800 sea otters, 300 harbour seals, 247 bald eagles, 22 killer whales and billions of fishes. People estimate shorline habitats such as mussel beds will take about 30 years to recover.

The Exxon Valdez oil spillOn March 24,1989 41,600000 litres of crude oil spilled in Prince William Sound, Alaska. This oil spilled caused lots of problems.

The Exxon Valdez oil spill

Cleaning up the oil spillIt took 4.3 billion dollars to clean the oil spill. The cleanup used about 10 000 workers, 1000 boats and 100 aeroplanes and helicopters. The oil spill was the largest single oil spill. In 1992 the clean up was called off.

Other facts about the oil spill 1.The captain of Exxon Valdez was Joseph Hazelwood 2.The oil spill is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters. 3.Though the oil has mostly disappeared from view, many Alaskan beaches remain polluted to this day, crude oil buried just inches below the surface. 4.Captain Joseph Hazelwood was fined $50 000 and was setenced to 1000 hours of community service.



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