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Exxon Valdez

An online search of Exxon Valdez turns up over 4 million sites. Two decades after the event, this massive oil spill remains a very hot topic. The infamous March 1989 spill of 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound permanently scarred not only a dramatic ecosystem but also the giant oil company, Exxon. When the Valdez hit a reef, spewing heavy crude into a critical fishery, covering thousands of sea birds and marine mammals with black goo, and fouling beyond repair a shoreline ecosystem and native culture, Exxon scored the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The incident quickly became a crowning example of just how serious manmade environmental disasters can be, as well as a textbook case of bad corporate ...

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