Exxon Valdez Sold for Scrap Years After Worst U.S. Spill

Exxon Valdez Sold for Scrap Years After Worst U.S. Spill

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An oil skimming operation works in a heavy oil slick near Latouche Island near the southwest end Prince William Sound on April 1, 1989, a week after the beginning of an oil disaster which occurred when the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground March 24, 1989 and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound off Alaska.