1990 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Natalie Fobes

National Geographic

01 January, 1989

An army of workers are mobilized to clean up the coastline after the Exxon Valdez ran aground in the worst oil disaster in US history. An area the size of New Jersey in Prince William Sound was covered with a thick blanket of oil and 1,609km of the state's rocky coast became badly contaminated.

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Natalie Fobes

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