How long did it take to clean up the Valdez oil spill?

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    The clean-up process began in May of 1989 and ended in June.  The Exxon Valdez oil-tanker was transporting crude-oil from Alaska to Los Angeles.  It ran aground at Prince William Sound, Alaska on March 24th.  To date, this environmental catastrophe holds the title of the largest oil-spill to occur in U.S. waters and has provided many valuable lessons about the most  effective methods of cleaning up after an oil spill

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    According to Valdez, AK, as of 2007, some efforts were still ongoing. The site, http://www.valdezalaska.org/, said the EPA originally gave Exxon until Sept. 15, 1989 to clean the 10.8 million gallons of crude oil up that spilled on March 24, 1989. Exxon was fined $1 billion on March 31, 1991 related to the spill, the EPA said.

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    While some of the clean-up still continues, there is still a lot of testing and other procedures that are being delayed to a delay in the courts. Exxon’s unwillingness to pay has led to years of furious court battles and millions of wasted dollars. Exxon was originally supposed to pay $% billion for their negligent actions, although this was reduced to $2.5 billion in 1989. Despite paying only a fraction of this ($507 million), the court battles still rage on and in Exxon’s appeals, they have consistently claimed that their actions do not warrant more than $25 million, even though clean-up and testing have costed the billions of dollars first estimated.

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