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24/03/1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill

The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska. An oil tanker, owned by Exxon Shipping Company, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled 10.8 million US gallons of crude oil. The region is a habitat for salmon, sea otters, seals, and seabirds.


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