. This Day In History – March 24, 1989 – Exxon Valdez Crashes, Causing One Of The Worst Oil Spills In History « JO LEE MAGAZINE

History.com – One of the worst oil spills in U.S. history begins when the supertanker Exxon Valdez, owned and operated by the Exxon Corporation, runs aground on a reef in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska. An estimated 11 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the water. Attempts to contain the massive spill were unsuccessful, and wind and currents spread the oil more than 100 miles from its source…

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