Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Twenty Years After

This is a story getting very little coverage. At least there is this article from MSNBC. Muckraking journalist Greg Palast claims to have extensively investigated the spill, and that there was high corporate malfeasance by Exxon. He says the cause of the spill was not the captain's drunken state but a malfunctioning radar that was known to be broken, and that the equipment that Exxon was supposed to provide to clean up spills wasn't available. Here's another article on the damages caused by the oil spill.

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