Thursday, May 06, 2010

Nearly Five Hundred (500) Barrels of Oil Remain in Alaska's Prince William Sound Region from Exxon Valdez Spill

Just in case you were wondering about the state of affairs in Prince William Sound over 20 years after the infamous Exxon Valdez spill.

An estimated 64 tonnes of oil (approximately 460 barrels) remains in the region, emitting toxins along the once pristine coastline of Prince William Sound. Mostly, it is found in the sea sediments, where the crude oil chemicals continue to hurt birds, fish and mammals.

"We are surprised to see that much and more surprised to see it in a relatively fresh looking toxic state," says Tiller in a worried voice. "If you dig it up in the right spot, it smells and looks exactly like oil."

Source: Earth Times

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