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It Took More Than the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill to Pass the Historic Oil Pollution Act of 1990

If you, like many, believe oil shouldn’t just be spilled without consequence into the ocean, then you, like us, should be grateful for a very important U.S. 756 more words

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From Board Games to Cookbooks, How the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Infiltrated Pop Culture

The local newspaper in Valdez, Alaska, first reports on the Exxon Valdez’s grounding and oil spill on March 24, 1989. (NOAA)

In an ironic twist of fate, the Exxon Shipping Company’s safety calendar featured the tanker Exxon Valdez in March 1989, the same month the ship ran aground. 957 more words

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What Have We Learned About Using Dispersants During the Next Big Oil Spill?

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years Later

This is the eighth in a series of stories over the coming weeks looking at various topics related to the response, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment science, restoration efforts, and the future of the Gulf of Mexico. 1,647 more words

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After an Oil Spill, How—and Why—Do We Survey Affected Shorelines?

This is part of the National Ocean Service’s efforts to celebrate our role in the surveys that inform our lives and protect our coasts.

In March of 1989, oil spill responders in Valdez, Alaska, had a problem. 976 more words

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Three and a Half Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Oil Spills

Like human-caused climate change and garbage in the ocean, oil spills seem to be another environmental plague of modern times. Or are they?

The human relationship with oil may be older than you think. 939 more words

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What Does It Take to Clean up the Cleanup From an Oil Spill?

Imagine spilling a can of paint on your basement floor (note: I have done this more than once.). Luckily, you have some paper towels nearby, and maybe some rags or an old towel you can use to mop up the mess. 597 more words

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Why Are Seabirds so Vulnerable to Oil Spills?

A Surf Scoter, a large sea duck, was covered in oil as a result of the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay. See how the oil causes its feathers to mat and separate. 1,042 more words

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