Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Tom Copeland on His Illegal Efforts to Clean Up the Spill

Fisherman Tom Copeland describes the illegal 'bucketeering' he and his crew did to help remove oil from the water by hand, using buckets. He explains how they avoided getting caught by the Coast Guard and describes getting an offer from Exxon to buy the buckets rather than dump them. On March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil over the course of several days.

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