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Exxon Valdez Grounding & Oil Spill, 1989

The Exxon Valdez aground in Alaskan waters, 1989.


General Information:

Chronology of Events: excerpted from the NRT Report, Appendix A.

Historical Narrative, by Ms.Nora Chidlow, Coast Guard Archivist

Historic Photo Gallery: Official Coast Guard Images of the Disaster & Cleanup

Finding Aid to the Exxon Valdez Archival Collection, Coast Guard Historian's Office

Reports & Position Papers, etc:

The National Response Team's 1989 Final Report to the President

Oil Pollution Act of 1990

GAO Report: "Testimony: Adequacy of Preparation and Response Related to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill; Statement for the Record by Victor S. Rezendes, Association Director, Transportation Issues Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division" Before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, 10 August 1989.

"Changes in the United States Response Scheme After the EXXON VALDEZ Incident"; a paper by CAPT Harlan Henderson, Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard National Strike Force, 2001.

Testimony:


Admiral Paul A. Yost, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant & Federal On-Scene Commander :

"Statement of Admiral Paul A. Yost, Jr., on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill" to the Senate Subcommittee on Merchant Marine Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 10 May 1989.

"Statement of Admiral Paul A. Yost Jr. on [Exxon Valdez] Oil Spill Clean Up Status," to the Senate Subcommittee on National Ocean Policy Study Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, 20 July 1989.

Vice Admiral Clyde E. Robbins, USCG, U. S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander & Federal On-Scene Commander:

Statement of Vice Admiral Clyde E. Robbins [Regarding the Exxon Valdez Clean Up]" to the House Subcommittee on Water and Offshore Energy Committee on Interior, 8 May 1989.

"Statement of Vice Admiral Clyde E. Robbins, Federal On-Scene Commander, Valdez, Alaska on Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Cleanup Activities" to the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, 10 August 1989

Rear Admiral Joel D. Sipes, USCG, Chief, U. S. Coast Guard Office of Marine Safety, Security & Environmental Protection:

"Statement of Rear Admiral Joel D. Sipes [on Oil Spill Cleanup Technology]" to the Committee on Space, Science and Technology Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment, 7 September 1989.

"Statement of Rear Admiral Joel D. Sipes on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill" to the House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Offshore Energy Resources, 22 March 1990.


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