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The Change That Seeped From The Exxon Valdez Spill

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On March 24, 1989, Capt. Joseph Hazelwood on the Exxon Valdez supertanker told the Vessel Traffic Center in Valdez that the ship was leaking oil. They had run aground into a reef off the Alaskan coast, causing one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. NPR looks at the impact of the spill 25 years on.
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