An analysis of the results of the exxon valdez oil spill in alaska

It was easy for Exxon to save the sea life. When the oil spill happened, Don Cornet showed regret to publics. Perhaps the most interesting problem that cleanup workers had to deal with was with the wildlife.

The court of appeals cited recent Supreme Court rulings relative to limits on punitive damages. Collaborating with InnoCentive they found a partial solution for the flow of oil.

It carried a crew of 19 plus the captain. When the Valdez was only twenty-eight miles from the port, it ran aground on Bligh reef. When facing a similar crisis, I will recommend that CEO in the company to be the speaker.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Overview & Summary

Another expensive aspect of the cleanup effort was in dealing with oil soaked wildlife. Yet less than three hours later, the Exxon Valdez grounded at Bligh Reef, rupturing eight of its 11 cargo tanks and spewing some After the crisis struck, the different strategies in the company received different responds from the public.

However, he left his post when the oil tanker headed for Bligh Reef. It was the result of the gradual degradation of oversight and safety practices that had been intended, 12 years before, to safeguard and backstop the inevitable mistakes of human beings.

It could cause liver and kidney damage, because these are the organs which attempt to clean the oil out of the system. The response capabilities of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to deal with the spreading sea of oil would be tested and found to be both unexpectedly slow and woefully inadequate.

Don Cornet clearly realized and analyzed the situation and looked ahead to a long-term future. It has since recovered. The Alaska Oil Spill Commission recommends that crew levels be set high enough not only to permit safe operations during ordinary conditions - which, in the Gulf of Alaska, can be highly demanding - but also to provide enough crew backups and rest periods that crisis situations can be confronted by a fresh, well-supported crew.

Clean-up efforts after the Exxon Valdez oil spill Because Prince William Sound contained many rocky coves where the oil collected, the decision was made to displace it with high-pressure hot water.

This oil is also moved down hill towards the shore line.

Root Cause Analysis

Another problem with the cold weather was that it prevented the oil from breaking down. Left out, the surface crusts over but the inside still has the consistency of mayonnaise — or mousse.

Scientific data on its toxicity were either thin or incomplete. The image restoration theory is also applied in this case. Ship and terminal crews began loading crude oil onto the tanker at 5: Therefore, a company has to make a crisis communication plan.

This creates a continuos flow of water to push the oil downhill towards the shore line. And the waters of Prince William Sound - and eventually more than 1, miles of beach in Southcentral Alaska - would be fouled by Automation typically reduces manual workload but increases mental workload.

Besides that, I appreciate that Exxon opened the animal rescue center for the media and community. An oil tanker from Exxon which named Exxon Valdez happened oil spill crisis on Friday, March 24, For a total of 19 or 20 minutes the ship sailed south - through the inbound traffic lane, then across its easterly boundary and on toward its peril at Bligh Reef.

This experience gave little reason to suspect impending disaster. Clean-up and environmental impact[ edit ] Workers using high-pressure, hot-water washing to clean an oiled shoreline Chemical dispersant, a surfactant and solvent mixture, was applied to the slick by a private company on March 24 with a helicopter.

Ina CNN report alleged that many oil spill cleanup workers involved in the Exxon Valdez response had subsequently become sick. Attorneys for the plaintiffs contended that Exxon bore responsibility for the accident because the company "put a drunk in charge of a tanker in Prince William Sound.

Exxon paid more than five billion dollars, including twenty million to study the spill. The compound is sprayed on oil that has been washed up on beaches.

Details about the Accident

The major part of the money would be spent to finish cleaning up oiled beaches and attempting to restore the crippled herring population.

The over fatigue to work for the company was responsible for the accident.

Manson referred a public relations agency in Anchorage to help cope with bad impact on the seafood industry in Alaska. However, this also displaced and destroyed the microbial populations on the shoreline; many of these organisms e. This would made the public reconsidered about Exxon and damaged the image of Exxon.The pattern of fishing by residents of the Exxon Valdez oil spill area is fairly constant over time with a slight dip between and in the number of anglers and trips.

The biggest change is a dramatic drop (Figure 3) in the number of trips to the spill area by Alaska residents living outside the spill area. The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, March 24,when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker owned by Exxon Shipping Company, bound for Long Beach, California, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef, miles west of Tatitlek, Alaska at am local time and spilled million US gallons (, bbl)(or a Location: Prince William Sound, Alaska.

SPILL: The wreck of the Exxon Valdez Final Report, Alaska Oil Spill Commission Published February by the State of Alaska The following is a reprint of the text from pages Graphics are not included.

Jul 02,  · Case Study Summary for the Exxon Valdez Spill (Li Li) Posted on July 2, by lilly Background: An oil tanker from Exxon which named Exxon Valdez happened oil spill crisis on Friday, March 24, The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, a council of government agencies formed to assess the impact of the spill for recovery purposes, concluded that pink salmon in Prince William Sound were damaged by the oil, based on investigations of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Because it is so well known, the VALDEZ Oil Spill is an excellent example of a thorough root cause analysis investigation. Shortly after midnight on March 24,the VALDEZ, transporting crude oil from Alaska to California, struck Bligh Reef.

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