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    Exxon Valdez oil spill 1989 Chuck Meacham, a regional biologist for the Alaska Department of fish and game, told the Washington post’s Bill McAllister at the time of the Exxon spill (shin, https://www.washingtonpost.com ). The state of Alaska sued Exxon over the spill, and the federal government indicted the company for violating the Clean Water Act ( shin, https://www.washingtonpost.com )Both Exxon and Mobil began as part of the standard oil trust established by John D. Kockefeller in 1882 (world book, 459). Mary Kompkoff of chenega bay says “No money in the world will change what Exxon did to us. No money in the world will ever make it the same” (sherrow, 42). President George H.W. Bush later said the federal government and oil industry…

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    Exxon Valdez was the largest spill in US waters until Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with approximately 11 million gallons of crude oil, but some environmentalist believe it could be upwards of around 38 million gallons of oil. The oil tanker ran aground after unfortunate circumstances of trying to avoid ice bergs. The tanker that was meant for Long Beach, California went aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska. This remote area became one of the biggest human caused natural disasters with oil…

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    is called an oil spill. An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, and is a form of pollution. Most of the time oil spills happen in the marine but sometimes happen on land. Not many people think about oil spills, this is because people think that oil spills are not as important, and do not create threats that much. But all of these theories are wrong because oil spills not only harm the Earth, but kill many innocent organisms, make more pollution, and…

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    Not simply a tragedy for the environment, the oil spill created a major risk to the area food chain supporting the Alaskan fishing industry. Additionally, many species of animals were threatened, including ten million migratory shore birds and waterfowl, hundreds of sea otters, porpoises and sea lions, and several varieties of whales. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill was an Irreplaceable loss for the Alaskan people. That oil spill destroyed the whole ecological environment of Alaska. It has affected to…

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    CHRONOLOGY The Chronology of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Incident The timeline of this incident will be based on the ‘National Transportation Safety Board Marine Accident Report’. In the year of 1989 of March 22 (11.35pm), the Exxon Valdez arrived at the berth 5, Aleyska Marine Terminal to load a cargo of Alaska North Slope crude oil. Figure 2.1: The Exxon Valdez (Shigenake, G. 2014) The total load of 1.3 Million barrels of oil took approximately a day to complete filling up the vessel.…

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    DALTON, SARAH, ALLY EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Overview of Exxon Exxon provides fuel and lubricants under four brands. The brands that Exxon have are Esso, Exxon, Mobil and ExxonMobil Chemical. Throughout the world, customers have relied on Exxon products for personal and business needs. Exxon is a shipping company based in the United States. Exxon headquarters is in Irving, Texas, United States and the company has been in business for 125 years. Description of the…

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    Oil Spills and How They Affect The Environment Oil spills, no matter how small or large, effect the worlds environment by their destroying and poisoning any habitat they come in contact with, mainly the water though. These spills can be devastating because they disrupt what we know as the food chain. The food chain starts with producers who are ate by small animals which are ate by larger and larger animals until the top predator is reached, humans. Oddly…

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    The areas from conducting research on the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the further analysis into problems, decisions, and potential problems matrices allowed for a better-rounded look at the overall issue. Execution of this problem was poorly constructed similar to the Deepwater Horizon spill. The massive implications that come from such an event as an oil spill go way beyond money and resources lost. It truly affects a vast array of life and the standard of living around the area of the oil…

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    On March 24, 1989, one of the worst recorded oil spills occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska (Seitel, 2011, p.100). A 987-foot tanker from Exxon Mobil Corp., the Exxon Valdez, spilled 260,000 barrels of oil after the intoxicated ship captain “ran aground on a reef 25 miles southwest of the port of Valdez” (Seitel, 2011, p.101). The oil spill damaged over 1,300 square miles of coast line and caused the death of various sea life, including over 4,000 Alaskan sea otters (Seitel, 2012, p.101).…

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    This disaster was a direct result of the vessel striking the Bligh Reef off the coast of Alaska. The shipping vessel spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean (Atlas, 2011). The amount of crude oil that was spilled into the ocean affected the ecosystem and the animals that live within that system. Protecting the shorelines from the heavy crude oil from the leaking vessel was a major responsibility of the clean-up. The clean-up process was a very difficult one during this time due to…

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