Exxon Valdez oil spill – in pictures

Remembering Exxon Valdez, 25 years later.

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On 24 March, 1989 an oil tanker ran aground in the pristine waters of Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska, dumping 11 million gallons of crude oil. The spillage affected 11,000 square miles of sea, killing thousands of marine mammals and sea birds, and had a devastating impact across the 1,300-mile of shoreline. Twenty-five years on it remains one of the worst environmental disasters of all time

See more photos here at Climate Desk partner, The Guardian.

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