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What could have been done to prevent the Exxon Valdez oil spill?

Exxon Valdez was a single-hulled tanker; a double-hull design, by making it less likely that a collision would have spilled oil, might have prevented the Exxon Valdez disaster.

What did the government do about the Exxon Valdez oil spill?

The state of Alaska sued Exxon over the spill, and the federal government indicted the company for violating the Clean Water Act. Exxon paid $1 billion in settlements to the state and federal governments, and $300 million in voluntary settlements with private parties.

Did the Exxon Valdez catch fire?

The two ships then towed the boom away from the slick and the oil was ignited. The fire did not endanger the main slick or the Exxon Valdez because of the distance separating them. Because of unfavorable weather, however, no additional burning was attempted in this cleanup effort.

How long did the Exxon Valdez cleanup take?

around three years

What happened to the captain of the Exxon Valdez?

The Alaska court of appeals overturns the conviction of Joseph Hazelwood, the former captain of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez. Captain Hazelwood, who had prior drunk driving arrests, had a spotless record as a tanker captain before the Valdez accident. …

Is there still oil from the Exxon Valdez?

Of the 24 species that were listed by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council as injured because of the spill, 19 are considered recovered or likely recovered, including sea otters, bald eagles, harbor seals, and common loons. But lingering oil persists at hard-hit sites.

Where is the Exxon Valdez ship now?

The ship’s name became simply Mediterranean. In 2008, ExxonMobil and its infamous tanker finally parted ways when Sea River sold the Mediterranean to a Hong Kong-based shipping company, Hong Kong Bloom Shipping Co., Ltd. The ship was once again renamed, to Dong Fang Ocean, and reflagged under Panamanian registry.

Why did Exxon Valdez happen?

The Exxon Valdez spill is the second largest in U.S. waters, after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in terms of volume of oil released….

Exxon Valdez oil spill
Date March 24, 1989
Cause Grounding of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker
Operator Exxon Shipping Company

What type of ship was the Exxon Valdez?

oil tanker

What were the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill?

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in northern Prince William Sound, spilling 42 million liters of crude oil and contaminating 1,990 kilometers of shoreline. Some 2,000 sea otters, 302 harbor seals and about 250,000 seabirds died in the days immediately following the spill.

When did the Exxon Valdez oil spill happen?

24 March 1989