Exxon Valdez Essays

  • Exxon Valdez: The Disasters

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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

  • Exxon Valdez Essay

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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,

  • Exxon Valdez Research Paper

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    Four minutes past midnight on March 24 of 1989, a disaster that would have major effects lasting to this day took place. The Exxon Valdez crashed into rocky reefs while carrying millions of gallons of oil, releasing 11 million of them into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The tragedy had a huge impact on both marine wildlife and humans, but the biggest problem was going to take the effort of thousands to solve- how were they going to clean up the spill? The usual method of cleaning an oil spill would

  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Case Study

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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

  • Exxon Valdez: A Brief Summary Of Bligh Reef

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    On march 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef called Bligh Reef, severely damaging the ship, and rupturing eight out of the eleven holds. The third mate increased the damage of the ship by trying to break free of the reef, but this only did more damage to the ship causing more oil to spill out than before. This was the cause of human error, and if not for the carelessness of the captain, and the inexperience of the third mate, the ship would have never hit the reef. The captain should have stayed

  • Business Ethics and the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

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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

  • BP Oil Spill VS. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

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    Most people believe that one man-made natural disaster would teach us to be better, but we have learned that history repeats itself. The Exxon Valdez oil spill (in 1989) and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, or BP oil spill, (in 2010) were both devastating oil spills that shocked the nation. The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred due to a tanker grounding. The BP oil spill was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. These two oil spills were both disasters and had greater effects

  • The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: News Media Fantasy versus Reality

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    Abstract: The purpose of this research paper was to investigate the news media’s depiction of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. The coverage provided by the newspapers was compared to that of scientific journals to access their validity and insight. The reactions the coverage evoked on the public were also studied. The paper specifically addressed the media’s portrayal of the oil company versus that of environmental groups. It was found that the news media did not include the benefits the oil company

  • The Epa: Can It, Will It Save Our Environment?

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    political leanings. The former head of the toxic waste cleanup is found guilty of perjury and obstructing congressional inquiry. A regulation requiring treatment of hazardous wastes before disposal underground was made in 1984." The spill of the Exxon Valdez caused the Environmental Protection Agency to be ctiticized for slow response in '89. Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline was fined $15 million for the contamination of PCB at 89 sites in '90. They were also required to pay $750 million in cleanups. "The

  • The Gulf War - An Environmental Disaster

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    oil that spilled into the Persian Gulf in the early months of 1991 came from still exists, but the fact remains that about 10 million barrels of oil were eventually discharged into the Gulf. This amount is about forty times that spilled in the Exxon Valdez disaster, and was beyond any previously imaginable scope. Both Saddam Hussein’s army and Coalition forces claimed that the other had done more to wreak havoc on the Gulf environment by releasing oil into the Gulf. In reality, both belligerents

  • The Mystery of Sleep

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    the students who achieve good grades sleep longer than the students who are struggling or failing in school. Furthermore, the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, the near meltdown at Three Mile Island, the environmentally disastrous oil spill by the Exxon Valdez, and the loss of the space shuttle Challenger were all caused by people who made mistakes because of too little sleep (Coren 1). Sleep deprivation seems to cause detrimental effects to humans' daily lives. Sleep is a state marked by reduced

  • Offshore Drilling Persuasive Essay

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    not support it and think that we need to protect our oceans. The environmental danger taken by offshore drilling is very straight forward, made clear by oil spills such as the recent BP oil spill and the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 off the shore of Alaska. In the circumstances of the Exxon Valdez spill up to 250,000 sea birds died, over 2,800 sea otters and thousands of other animals], (figures from the BP oil spill are not yet concluded), having had a heavy strike on the regional wildlife and directing

  • Consumerism

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    diverse market, and a global market. Concern for the environment has manifested itself in a number of different ways. One example is the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which caused many consumers to become disappointed in Exxon. Exxon has had to work at improving its environmental image after this accident, and there are still individuals who will not buy gas at Exxon as a result of Exxon’s handling of this situation. There has been a trend in the past ten years or so to protect the environment and to also

  • Exxon Corporation Case Study

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    EXXON MOBILE: HISTORY AND BRIEF OVER VIIEW OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS Exxon Mobil is a great example of a corporate giant. It all started in 1870, when JD Rockefeller founded U.S. Standard oil a company that will go on to be the most profitable in the world. In 1911 the company split up into 34 different companies, amongst these companies was Vacuum oil company that will later be called Mobil Oil and Jersey Standard which was renamed to Exxon corporation. In 199 the two companies decided to work together

  • Oil Spills and How They Affect The Environment

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    protectors know that oil affects anything. This is surely not the case at all. Oil spills can affect any living thing. It can kill animals and plants. Mainly seagulls, otters, seals, and whales are affect, but not in all cases. In the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989[1] hundreds of bald eagles, which are endangered in the US, were found dead, along with seals, and the usual seagulls. Oil pollutes the water by putting chemicals into it that affect animals. There are hundreds of ships

  • Article Analysis: The Oil Spill We Don't Hear About

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    interest on the problems that affects African society. Ejikeme begins her article by asserting that every year for a half of century; the Nigerian residents living in the Niger Delta are suffering from the oil spill which is equivalent to one Exxon Valdez – it is one of the worst environment disastrous conditions to live in imaginable. The situation is getting more atrocious when the amount of oil spills does n... ... middle of paper ... ...er article rather experience an unsure feeling about

  • The Globalization of ExxonMobil from 1980 to Present

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    hundreds of millions of dollars, Foreign Direct Investment in areas in which they wish to expand by attempting to provide these impoverished areas wit... ... middle of paper ... ...Bloomberg. Found at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-09/exxon-to-build-10-billion-u-s-lng-export-plant-with-qatar-1-.html 9) Lauren D’Elia (2010) Algea Biodiesel, WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE Found at: http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-101610-134209/unrestricted/AlgaeIQP10-11-2010[all][final]

  • The Impact of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) on Developing Countries

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    governments, as practiced by IBM (280... ... middle of paper ... ...e citizenry of negotiating nations (locations 3523-27). The negative externalities caused by MNCs are most visible in the damage that has been inflicted on the environment. The Exxon Valdez oil spill and the Oki Tedi toxic waste dumping are just two examples of MNCs causing serious harm to the environment, whether by accident or as a business strategy. Environmental damage can have devastating effects not just on the community an

  • Continuing Public Relations Problems for BP

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    safely. Works Cited Mulkern, Anne C. June 10, 2010. BP's PR Blunders Mirror Exxon's, Appear Destined for Record Book. New York Times. Retrieved February 25, 2011 from http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/06/10/10greenwire-bps-pr-blunders-mirror-exxons-appear-destined-98819.html?pagewanted=1.

  • The Clean Water Act Of 1977

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    one million tons of petroleum shipped one ton is spilled. The largest super tanker spill was in 1979 when 3.3 million barrels was spilled off the coast of France. The largest in the United States was the Exxon Valdez in the gulf of Alaska. On the night of March 24, 1989 the 987 foot Exxon Valdez ran aground in the gulf of Alaska spilling 260,000 barrels of oil. With the help of the forceful winds, the slick soon covered about 1,100 miles of shoreline, including many islands in the sound.