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The Exxon Valdez accident had significant environmental impacts. The spill, which released 11 million gallons of oil into the Prince William Sound in Alaska , affected 1,300 miles of shoreline. There were cleanup efforts for four consecutive summers, when the efforts were stopped. Not all of the beaches were cleaned, and some beaches remain oiled today. At the height of the cleanup efforts, there were 10,000 workers, 1,000 boats, and 100 planes working. Many different techniques for cleanup were tried, including hot water treatment, high pressure treatment, mechanical removal, bioremediation, and chemical agents. Some of these cleanup efforts, which cost Exxon $2.1 billion, were discontinued because they were having other harmful effects on organisms in the environment. Countless animals and organisms were killed or harmed by the oil spill. This spill had many economic and environmental impacts. The spill harmed local economies because fishing was drastically limited, fishing and recreation reduced, and the tourism industry of Alaska was significantly impacted. The many animals that were killed or injured also affected different industries in and around the Prince William Sound. The many ecological benefits these organisms provided helped a variety of ecosystems to flourish, and in turn helped to sustain the fishing, recreation, and tourism economies. That so many animals and plants were killed meant the overall productivity of the Prince William Sound was reduced, and the environmental impacts of destructive oil were extensive. Not only did the spill cause an initial reduction in the animal populations and Sound's productivity, but the effects of the spill lingered for many years. The populations of many different animals and plants were harmed by the spill and it has taken many years for these populations to recover. The Exxon Valdez oil spill was tragic because of the initial loss of marine and terrestrial life, but the many economic and environmental effects were just as devastating.
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Answer The Food Web was altered completely because it oiled ducks and plankton and birds. So the spill affected the plankton which affected the fish and the birds. Thou…sands of species of animals died out. Bears, Birds, Fish, Plankton, Ducks. The spill is still affecting the ecosystem today. A government estimate showed that only about 14% of the oil was cleaned up.
Exxon Valdez was the original name (later SeaRiver Mediterranean, S/R Mediterranean, Mediterranean, currently Dong Fang Ocean) of an oil tanker ... For more information, this …website --> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Valdez On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez, en route from Valdez, Alaska to Los Angeles, California, ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The vessel was traveling outside normal shipping lanes in an attempt to avoid ice. Within six hours of the grounding, the Exxon Valdez spilled approximately 10.9 million gallons of its 53 million gallon cargo of Prudhoe Bay crude oil. Eight of the eleven tanks on board were damaged. The oil would eventually impact over 1,100 miles of non-continuous coastline in Alaska, making the Exxon Valdez the largest oil spill to date in U.S. waters.
In 1989 a tragic environmental disaster occurred in Alaska. what was it The Three Mile Island disaster The Exxon Valdez disaster The Chernobyl disaster The Dust?
The Exxon Valdez disaster was the only one on your list that happened anywhere near Alaska.
The captain was meant to be 'Captain Hazelwood', however, he got drunk at a club call the 'Pipeline Club'. therefore, he put a inexperienced third mate in charge. about tw…o hours later, the ship reached some sea coral and crashed as the sea was shallow at this point. the force was so big that the coral ripped open the oil tanker and about 11million gallons of oil was leaked out into the sea. You could blame it on Exxon, and the captain.
it caused an oil leak and over 11 million gallons of oil was released into the ocean (alaskian ocean)
The Exxon Valdez launched 14 October 1986.
March 24, 1989
Prince Willam Sound
Because the spill impacted 1,300 miles, it took the Exxon Valdez Company four summers to clean up the spill. Some oil may still remain on the beaches. It took 10,000 workers, …1,000 boats, 100 airplanes, and the Navy, Army, and Air Force to clean up the spill. Exxon spent about $2.1 billion for the clean up.
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Exxon is the company, also known as exxon and mobil...exxon valdex is the oil tanker that spilled millions of barrels of oil off the Alaskan coast.
Dead Ahead The Exxon Valdez Disaster - 1992 TV is rated/received certificates of: Australia:PG Australia:M (DVD rating) USA:PG-13
Dead Ahead The Exxon Valdez Disaster - 1992 TV was released on: USA: 12 December 1992 Japan: June 1997 (video premiere)
They are considered some of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history.