environmental effects of oil spill

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the Environmental Effects

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the Environmental Effects

When a tanker carrying millions of gallons of crude oil accidentally dumps its contents into the sea, you can imagine the effect on the environment. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill was one such accident that happened 25 years ago. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdezoil tanker heading for Long Beach, California, from Alaska, struck Prince William Sound‘s Reef. It spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This incident has become one of the greatest environmental disasters of the entire generation caused by human error.

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