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Very Big Alaska Oil Spill in Coastal Wildlife Refuge

"A cargo ship that ran aground, split in two and poured fuel oil into the Bering Sea in December ranks as one of the biggest spills in Alaska and the largest since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, state environmental officials said on Thursday [2/17/05]." The spill occurred in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. - excerpt from the article at

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