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Vol. 16, No. 14 Week of April 03, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


ExxonMobil in Alaska: More than one culprit in 1989 oil spill

If DEC had heeded Exxon, harm to environment, wildlife would have been less

Steve Sutherlin

For Petroleum News

Exxon Corp. wanted to burn freshly spilled oil from the 1989 tanker spill in Prince William Sound, but a slow response by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation blew the opportunity to destroy a significant amount of the oil that killed thousands of birds and animals and oiled 1,300 mil....

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Coast Guard, NOAA: test burned 98% of the oil

Oil spread far and wide

Back to Day 1: chain-of-command issues

Plan called for burning


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