10 years on from Exxon Valdez spill

David Knott London davidk@ogjonline.com Campaign group Greenpeace never gives advance warnings of protest stunts, but a forthcoming anniversary will put oil companies on their guard. On Mar. 24, it will be 10 years since Exxon Corp.'s Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, releasing more than 250,000 bbl of crude oil into the water. While Exxon Valdez was not the biggest tanker spill-Greenpeace claims there have since been at least seven larger tanker spills around the world-it certainly had the most impact on the public consciousness. Greenpeace said that, by February 1999, only two species of local wildlife-bald eagles...

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