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Source: Government of Alaska.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
The March 24 1989 oil spill by the Exxon Valdez in the Prince William Sound (Alaska) released 260,000 barrels of oil and created a 6,700-km2 spill, of which 23% was removed. Total cleanup costs reached 1.2 billions, around $400 per barrel spilled. Significant drops in fisheries (up to 40%) were observed in the following years.