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    At four minutes past midnight, on March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez crashed into the Bligh Reef located in the northeastern part of the Prince William Sound. The ship was loaded with 1,264,155 barrels of oil. Approximately one-fifth of the cargo was spilt into the sea, which totaled to 11.2 million gallons. Due to strong northeastern winds the oil could not be contained, leaving the water into an emulsion that will not burn and is nearly impossible to remove from the surface. Oil continued to move

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    In the early hours of March 24th, 1989 the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling more than 11 million gallons of crude oil.This accident was devastating for the environment and the eco-systems surrounding the incident. There were many parts leading up to this disaster which made it sound almost inevitable to occur. With it being called a man-made accident because of the captain being intoxicated during the event, it feels like there was more behind the

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    The Exxon Valdez was an oil tanker that was transporting 42 million liters of crude oil when it suddenly ran aground off the coast of Alaska. This was one of the biggest environmental tragedies that has ever happened in history. This was clearly a major blunder from a very famous corporation and it damaged the reputation of many people. Throughout this essay I will be talking a bit about the background of the crash and spill itself and the subsequent cleanup, the environmental impact it had on wildlife

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    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill ABSTRACT In March of 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. An eighteen foot wide hole was ripped into the hull, and 10.9 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the ocean. In the following weeks, many things transpired. This paper will discuss the cleanup, the damage, and the results of the biggest oil spill in United States history. On March 24, 1989, in Prince William Sound Alaska, the Exxon Valdez was moving South

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    that FE should have to pay any fines for the blackout but I do think that they should have to pay for the damage claims. In 1989, Exxon Valdez had a hole punctured in the side of its hull. It spilled about 24 million gallons of oil into the Prince Williams Sound. They were fined over 150 million dollars and settled damage claims. I think they did so rightly. Exxon Valdez did not follow the right regulations and did not reinforce their hulls like they should have. When the spill happened,

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    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill happened in March 24 in 1989. At that time, 39,000 tons of oil was spilled into the sound that affects 1000 miles of shoreline. The oil spill was not the biggest but it was the largest ecological disaster for communities that affected different groups of people such as fishing industry and tourism. After this serious oil spill, the federal government found that they don’t have enough resources to respond and deal with the accident. The scope of the compensation is quite narrow

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    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill According to an online article from Thought Company, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill polluted the waters of Prince William Sound, coated more than a thousand miles of pristine coastline and killed hundreds of thousands of birds, fish, and animals. This crisis has become a symbol of human-caused environmental disasters all over the world. Many years after the accident, and despite billions of dollars spent on cleanup efforts, crude oil can still be found under the rocks and

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    needs to understand the difference between right and wrong. Since businesses touch such a large segment of our society, codes of ethics must be established and followed to protect the general public. In the following pages we will discuss the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster and examine how it relates to (1) the state of business ethics since 2000, (2) examples of the classic schools of ethics - golden rule, golden mean, utilitarianism, and categorical imperative, (3) three challenges journalist

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    Exxon Valdez and the Recovery of Prince William Sound Approximately eleven years ago, an area of Alaska's southern coast known as Prince William Sound was a disaster area. A nauseating scent of rotting carcasses and oil filtered through the air. Sea birds screamed in anguish as they fought to survive with oil drenched feathers. Under the surface billions of organisms ceased to live due to the toxicity of the inescapable wrath of the blackened water. Prince William Sound had once been a place

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    response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill that occurred on March 24, 1989 in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, which spilled more than 11 million gallons of Prudhoe Bay crude oil into the Pacific. OPA was enacted by 101st United State Congress and signed by George H. W. Bush. This accident was considered one of the largest oil spill in U.S. coastal water of the time and it prompted the U.S. government to make better and stricter regulations for oil spill accidents. According to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee

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