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The Exxon Valdez Incident On March 19 1989 the Exxon Valdez crashed in the Bligh Reef in Alaska It was the biggest oil spill incident to have ever happened The amount of oil spilled into the sea was an incredible amount Over a million gallons of oil had spilled out into the sea The impact it had on the oil industry was tremendous and is still talked about today With all the oil that spilled into the water one of the main concerns was of the effect that it would and did have on the environment another was why it had happened and a third was what kind of impact it would do to the future of the oil industry and after effects The Exxon Valdez grounded in Prince William Sound Alaska The captain of the Exxon Valdez had had a history of substance abuse problems and was allegedly drunk while commanding the tanker When the tanker hit the land a large amount of oil spilled out into the water about 260000 barrels worth spilled within a span of 2 days The cleanup was very slow because the two companies of Exxon and the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company were not prepared for such a disaster to happen Exxon Because of the oil that was spilled many animals were killed do to the amount of pollution caused by the oil spill The oil spill killed thousands of sea mammals hundreds of thousands of birds that lived on the shore and the biggest concern was for the salmon and herrings do to the amount of fishing done off the coast of Alaska The impact that the oil spill had on the surrounding environment was tremendous Between the animals that were killed and the affect it had on the shores it was awful It killed thousands upon thousands of animals The fish were affected because the oil was spilled into the water and the fish died because
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