Good as New, Almost

Adams, Susan
September 2008
Forbes Asia;9/1/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 14, p88
The author reflects on the oil spill brought by the Exxon Valdez ship in Prince William Sound in Alaska in 1989. She stresses that the oil spill exterminated around 25,000 seabirds and thousands of marine mammals. However, Exxon has already paid around $3.5 billion in penalties and clean up costs, including those who are affected by the incident. Moreover, the oil spill council says fish were not affected by the spill, since they do not metabolize oil the way mammals do.


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