HARD AGROUND: The Wreck of the Exxon Valdez, March 24, 1989

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EVOS Photo #11
Tankers arriving in Alaska after the Exxon Valdez grounding wait outside Valdez Arm near Knowles Head in Prince William Sound for the Coast Guard to reopen the port of Valdez to tanker traffic. The ships are facing into the wind, away from Valdex Arm. The port was reopened the same day. March 28, 1989 (Anchorage Daily News / Erik Hill)
EVOS Photo #12
Trash bags filled with oily waste from the clean up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill at the incinerator near Valdez, Alaska. June 7, 1989 (Anchorage Daily News / Fran Durner)
EVOS Photo #13
Robert Kagan, of the Exxon Valdez crew, testifies in the state trial of Caption Joe Hazelwood. February 12, 1990 (Anchorage Daily News / Fran Durner)
EVOS Photo #14
Stan Stephens of Stan Stephens Charters in Valdez worries about the effects of the oil spill on Prince William Sound, where he makes his livelihood as a charter and tour boat operator. He waits in the harbor to ferry officials to the spill site. March 27, 1989 (Anchorage Daily News / Erik Hill)
EVOS Photo #15
Exxon lawyer James Neal talks to reporters outside of the Federal Court in anchorage about the Exxon Valdez civil lawsuit. April 25, 1991 (Anchorage Daily News / Bob Hallinen)
EVOS Photo #16
Joseph Hazelwood, center, talks to reporters in the state courthouse lobby with his attorneys Dick Madson and Michael Chalos, left, and Tom Russo, right, after four verdicts are returned in Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage. Hazelwood was found guilty of one misdemeanor, negligent discharge of oil. He was acquitted on one felony count of second degree criminal mischief and two other misdemeanors. March 22, 1990 (Anchorage Daily News / Erik Hill)
EVOS Photo #17
Oil spill clean-up worker William Russell is covered with North Slope crude as he takes a break from the clean-up of a Smith Island beach in Prince William Sound after the oil spill of the Exxon Valdez. May 2, 1989 (Anchorage Daily News / Bob Hallinen)
An Exxon Valdez oil spill workers uses a pressure washer to wash oil from the beach on Smith Island, Prince William Sound. The oil was impounded in the water off of the beach and skimmed from the water. May 3, 1989 (Anchorage Daily News / Bob Hallinen) EVOS Photo #18
EVOS Photo #19
Vice President Dan Quayle talks to Exxon Valdez oil spill clean-up workers on the beach on Smith Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. May 4, 1989 (Anchorage Daily News / Bob Hallinen)
EVOS Photo #20 Workers clean oil coated rain gear of the beach cleaning crew working on Smith Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The Exxon Valdez oil spill workers were on a barge tied up to the USS Juneau off of Smith Island. May 3, 1989 (Anchorage Daily News / Bob Hallinen)

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