Fight continues for Exxon Valdez compensation
By Tracey Bowden in Alaska
Posted Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:34am AEST
Updated Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:21am AEST
With its sparkling waterways, spectacular bird life and snow-capped mountains, Alaska's Prince William Sound is a chilly paradise.
But the postcard image belies continuing sadness and a battle between a far-flung local fishing population and one of the world's corporate giants, the ExxonMobil company.
Nineteen years ago, on Good Friday, this is where the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground, spewing 40 million litres of crude oil into the waterways and onto the beaches.
And the locals are still fighting for compensation
over the environmental and economic impact of what happened in 1989.... etc