Notable Oil Spils in U.S. Waters 1989 to 2009

Each year, the Coast Guard investigates  several thousand polluting incidents in waters of the United States. The  investigation reports show that, in any given year, greater than 70% of  the annual spill volume can be attributed to fewer than 20 incidents.
This report describes the most significant of those incidents, commencing with 1989, the year of the largest spill in U.S. waters  the EXXON VALDEZ grounding, (up to that point in time).

Download Notable Spills 1989-2009 Report


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