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    THE EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL Whats an oil spill ? Oil spills happen when people make mistakes or are careless and cause an oil tanker to leak oil into the ocean. There are a few more ways an oil spill can occur. Equipment breaking down may cause an oil spill. If the equipment breaks down‚ the tanker may get stuck on shallow land. When they start to drive the tanker again‚ they can put a hole in the tanker causing it to leak oil. The Exxon Valdez oil spill: On March 24‚ 1989 at 4 minutes past

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    Alexa Resnick What does the safety legislation implemented after the Exxon Valdez oil spill say about the government’s changing role in protecting against environmental hazards and how have the laws since then become stricter? One of the biggest take-aways from the Exxon Valdez oil spill was that prevention techniques and response capability were not effective enough. The large-scale shipment of oil on supertankers during the 1960s made a serious accident almost unavoidable. During the 1980s‚ safety

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    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill ABSTRACT In March of 1989‚ the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound‚ Alaska. An eighteen foot wide hole was ripped into the hull‚ and 10.9 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the ocean. In the following weeks‚ many things transpired. This paper will discuss the cleanup‚ the damage‚ and the results of the biggest oil spill in United States history. On March 24‚ 1989‚ in Prince William Sound Alaska‚ the Exxon Valdez was moving

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    EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL Relevant Facts On March 24‚ 1989‚ there were several ruptured tanks of the Exxon Valdez that allowed approximately 11 million gallons of crude oil to pour into the Gulf of Alaska. As soon as this happened‚ it started what would be described as one of the most dreadful environmental disasters in the history of oil drilling. A few months after‚ there were enormous surges of wind and waves that caused the oil to spread further out into the shorelines of Prince

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    Introduction ………………………………………………….pg 2 The Exxon Valdez oil spill……………………………………pg 2 Short term effects……………………………………………pg 3 Long term effects……………………………………………pg 3 Canges after the spill………………………………………..pg 4 Legal settlement……………………………………………..pg 4 Reference…………………………………………………….pg 4 Introduction On March 24‚ 1989‚ the tanker Exxon Valdez‚ en route from Valdez‚ Alaska to Los Angeles‚ California‚ ran aground on Bligh

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    Mahalia Gauld January 18‚ 2011 MGMT 2850 Case Study #1- Exxon Valdez Situation in Brief: On March 24‚ 1989‚ an Exxon supertanker spilled 11 million gallons of oil while traveling through the pristine waters of Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The consequences of this spill were detrimental and continue to affect life today. The oil spill killed thousands of wildlife‚ extensively damaged a portion of the beautiful Alaskan environment‚ and eventually affected the economy to global proportions

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    1989 Exxon Valdez spill Causes Exxon Shipping Company failed to supervise the master and provide a rested and sufficient crew for Exxon Valdez. The National Transportation Shipping Board found this was widespread throughout the industry‚ prompting a safety recommendation to Exxon and to the industry. The third mate failed to properly manoeuvre the vessel‚ possibly due to fatigue or excessive workload.  Exxon Shipping Company failed to properly maintain the Raytheon Collision Avoidance System

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    In late March of 1989‚ an oil tanker by the name of Exxon Valdez spilled between eleven and 38 million gallons of oil into the Prince William Sound in Alaska. This spill was caused by various influential factors‚ but perhaps one of the most important would be Exxon Shipping Company’s inability to oversee the condition of the crew‚ leading to a fatigued navigator who led the vessel astray‚ which resulted in the massive spill. This oil‚ which is‚ of course‚ hazardous to living creatures‚ resulted

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    Alex Bordeau P.6 3/27/16 Ms.Whittaker Exxon Oil Spill The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound‚ Alaska‚ on March 24‚ 1989. Exxon Valdez‚ an oil tanker headed for Long Beach‚ California‚ struck Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef at 12:04 am local time and spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil. Exxon Shipping Company failed to properly maintain the Raytheon Collision Avoidance System radar which‚ if functional would have identified that the ship was off course an heading

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    Exxon Valdez On March 24‚ 1989 at 12:04am the super tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in the Prince William Sound on the Bligh Reef. Eight out of eleven cargo tanks were punctured releasing 5.8 million gallons of crude oils into the surrounding sea. According to reports from Exxon and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) there were only nineteen crew members and the captain aboard the ship. On the day before the ship arrived at the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal to be loaded for a trip

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