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Jun 05

The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled a devastating 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989. This shattering disaster injured 28 different animals, marine habitats and florae. What is the period of time it has taken to recover from this horrific spill? 25 years later, what has not recovered?

Here is a timeline that shows when the natural resources were officially declared ‘recovered.’ Though actual recovery could have happened much earlier if the proper reaction had taken place. The spill was not handled the way it would have been handled today, thus effected more lives, plants and habitats than it did. The event should never be forgotten and we should learn from its traumatic effect on the environment – ensuring it does not happen again.