Exxon Valdez disaster 30 year anniversary

March 24, 2019 will marks 30 years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound. (NOAA’s National Ocean Service via WikiCommons)

It was the spill officials didn’t think would happen. The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill released 10.8 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. 30 years later the industry’s prevention measures have changed dramatically, and officials say those measures are now stronger than ever. But is enough being done? We’ll discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska.

Alaska Public Media’s Wesley Early also spoke with Joe Lally, the Director of Programs of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, about the importance of continuing to monitor oil shipping in the region.

HOST: Annie Feidt

  • Andrés Morales, Director of Prevention and Response at Alyeska Pipeline
  • Rick Steiner, scientist and shipping safety advocate


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Annie Feidt is the broadcast managing editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at afeidt@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Annie here

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