Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
About Exxon Valdez
The date was March 24 1989. On its way to Las Angeles from Valdez, Alaska, the Exxon Valdez was carrying oil. The boat took a different route than usual to avoid ice, but within 6 hours the boat lost about 10.9 million gallons of its 53 million gallon cargo of Prudhoe Bay crude oil. This was the largest amount of oil that spilled into American water.
Posibilities Of How It Spilled
- It could've hit an iceberg.
- It could have had something to do with weather.
How Much Oil Remians
Scientists surveyed 96 sites or 8000 miles of coastline that still has a bit of oil.