This interactive activity featuring videos adapted from the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council, KTOO, and NOVA: "The Big Spill" explains how oil and other environmental contaminants jeopardize the health of populations along the Alaska coastline. Since the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, strategies to safeguard against incidents that may disrupt the local ecosystem include: using tugboats to help steer tanker vessels, requiring the use of double-hulled tankers in Alaskan ports, developing near-shore clean-up response tactics in the event of future spills, and contaminant impact studies.
This media asset is based on materials from Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council.
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