scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 917
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 1 The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 10 Years Later Matt Hammack Penn-Trafford High School Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 2 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 3 The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 10 Years Later Four minutes after midnight on March 241989 the oil tanker Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Alaskas Prince William Sound Eleven million gallons of North Slope oil spewed into one of the most bountiful marine ecosystems in the world killing birds marine mammals fish and devastating the ecosystem Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Could It Happen Again 2000 May 10 Exxon claims the Sound has recovered but environmental groups claim otherwise Who is right Environmental Impact This environmental disaster caused more destruction of wildlife then any other in our nations history Approximately half a million birds died including bald eagles harlequin ducks marbled murrelets and loons It also greatly affected fish Critical spawning and rearing habitats including over 100 salmon streams were besieged in oil In 1993 there was an unprecedented crash of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 4 sounds Pacific herring population The spill also caused a noticeable decline in pink and churn salmon dolly varden cutthroat trout and rockfish The spill even affected habitats on land Three national parks three national wildlife refuges and one national forest was oiled Coordinating the Effort Since the incident occurred in open navigable water the US Coast Guards On-Scene Coordinator had authority for all activities related to the cleanup effort His first action was to immediately close the Port of Valdez to all ship traffic An US Coast Guard investigator along with a representative from the Alaska Department of
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA