Exxon Valdez: Oil Spill
In the darkness, a giant ship sailed toward an environmental nightmare. The supertanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound just after midnight on March 24, 1989, spilling eleven million gallons of crude oil. Hundreds of thousands of birds and other animals died. The spill also threatened the livestyle of Native Alaskans as well as the jobs of commercial fishermen. Learn about the causes of this environmental disaster and the subsequent struggle to restore an endangered wilderness. Book jacket.
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