Legacy of Alaska oil disaster

Al Jazeera visits residents still living with the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez spill.

    The ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to be two to three times worse than the Exxon Valdez tanker spill of 1989 - previously the largest such disaster in the US.

    When the Exxon Valdez struck a reef off the coast of Alaska, it spilled nearly 41 million litres of oil along the coastline in just three hours.

    Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler visited the fishing village of Cordova 21 after the disaster.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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