Legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
A special feature published by
the Anchorage Daily News.
March 21-24, 1999

For a complete history of the Exxon Valdez oil spill see Hard Aground, for archival news stories, photos and reference material.


Index of Illustrations:
Stories | Photos

Oil Spill Maps

Map illustrating the direction and movement of the oil from March 27th to April 18th.

Map of sites today with Exxon Valdez oil.

Map Prince William Sound communities.


Profile of a contaminated steam bed
How a clean pink salmon stream can
become contaminated by old oil

See Illustration
(50 kb graphic)

Source: Mandy Lindeberg, National Marine Fisheries Service, Auke Bay Laboratory, Juneau


Subsistence harvests
Pre-spill to 1998

See Illustration
(33 kb graphic)

Source: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Chugach REgional Resource Commission.

Prince William Sound communities (map)


 

Large parcels of land purchased with
Exxon oil spill settlement money*

Detail Maps:

Prince William Sound

Kenai

Kodiak

*All but $7.5 million has come from the $1 billion that Exxon paid to settle state and federal lawsuits and a criminal case.


Profile of a contaminated steam bed
How a clean pink salmon stream can
become contaminated by old oil

See Illustration
(50 kb graphic)

Source: Mandy Lindeberg, National Marine Fisheries Service, Auke Bay Laboratory, Juneau


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