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EPA History: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Administrator Bill Reilly at the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup site, August 1989

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  • The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Report to the President
    [National Response Team - May 1989]

  • Bioremediation of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
    [EPA press release - July 31, 1989]

  • Reilly Press Conference in Anchorage about Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Cleanup
    [EPA press release - August 2, 1989]

  • Exxon to Pay Record One Billion Dollars in Criminal Fines and Civil Damages in Connection with Alaskan Oil Spill
    [EPA press release - March 13, 1991]

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