Exxon Valdez disaster 30 year anniversary

March 24, 2019 will marks 30 years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound. (NOAA’s National Ocean Service via WikiCommons)

It was the spill officials didn’t think would happen. The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill released 10.8 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. 30 years later the industry’s prevention measures have changed dramatically, and officials say those measures are now stronger than ever. But is enough being done? We’ll discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska.

Alaska Public Media’s Wesley Early also spoke with Joe Lally, the Director of Programs of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, about the importance of continuing to monitor oil shipping in the region.

HOST: Annie Feidt
GUESTS:

  • Andrés Morales, Director of Prevention and Response at Alyeska Pipeline
  • Rick Steiner, scientist and shipping safety advocate

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie