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Lessons from Valdez: 25 Years Later

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On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, rupturing the hull and spilling nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine waters of Alaska. Twenty-five years later, NOAA and its partners have developed new technologies that have greatly improved the way emergency managers respond to these disasters.
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On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, rupturing the hull and spilling nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine waters of Alaska. Twenty-five years later, NOAA and its partners have developed new technologies that have greatly improved the way emergency managers respond to these disasters. Show less

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