Exxon Valdez cleanup holds lessons for Gulf oil spill

Christian Science Monitor: Two decades after the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground and ripped open its cargo tanks, the spill still marks Alaska's environment. Pockets of fresh crude are buried in beaches scattered around Prince William Sound and segments outside it, in isolated spots along more than 1,200 miles of coastline that received oil in 1989. The discovery confounded earlier predictions that remnant crude would quickly weather and disperse as waves washed it into the sea. "At this rate, the ......

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