The legacy of Exxon Valdez spill

The tanker ran aground 25 years, but the accident continues to harm the environment and human health.

    Twenty-five years ago, the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground off southern Alaska, spilling up to half a million barrels of crude oil into Prince William Sound.

    Thousands of kilometres of shoreline were contaminated and local wildlife was badly affected.

    The waters off Alaska’s southern coast are clean again, but problems remain with the environment and with the health of people in the area.

    Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak reports from southern Alaska.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'It takes a village to kill a child': Uganda's hidden children

    'It takes a village to kill a child': Uganda's hidden children

    Faced with stigma and abuse, many children with disabilities are hidden indoors, with few options for specialised care.

    Medieval Arabic cookbooks: Reviving the taste of history

    Medieval Arabic cookbooks: Reviving the taste of history

    A growing number of cookbooks have been translated into English, helping bring old foods to new palates.

    India-China border row explained in seven maps

    India-China border row explained in seven maps

    Seven maps to help you understand the situation on the ground and what's at stake for nearly three billion people.