What Happens When an Oil Spill Occurs?
ES0703  The Exxon Valdez

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Approximately 10.9 million gallons of crude oil were spilled. The oil affected about 1300 miles of shoreline.

U.S. Coast Guard
The Exxon Valdez on March 24, 1989.

1. Predict what you think happens when an oil spill like this one occurs.


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