Environment News: Exxon Valdez Lessons Applied in Gulf Coast Cleanup
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Exxon Valdez Lessons Applied in Gulf Coast Cleanup
December 3, 2010---Cleanup techniques used after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill may have caused more environmental damage than the oil itself. So different strategies—such as washing sand and returning it to beaches—are helping to clean Gulf of Mexico coasts affected by the oil spill.