Oil Spill has ripple effects 30 years later

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - It will be 30 years, this Sunday, since the Exxon Valdez oil spill devastated Prince William Sound, spreading millions of gallons of toxic crude oil into the sea.
It was Just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when the disaster left the wildlife and commercial fisherman struggling to cope with the aftermath of one of the most disastrous oil spills in U.S history.
The 986-foot Exxon Valdez tanker bound for California struck Alaska's Bligh Reef, spilling 11-million gallons of crude oil that spread over 1,300 miles of shoreline.
The oil also extensively fouled spawning habitat in Prince William Sound for herring and pink salmon, two of its most important commercial fish species, and decimated the livelihoods of Fishermen and others affected by the spill.
Over the past few decades, the majority of affected wildlife has recovered, and because of regulation changes, oil from the North Slope now must be transported in double-hull tankers, escorted by two tugs.