Coast Guard reviews lessons learned on Exxon Valdez 20-year anniversary

NEW YORK -A barge carrying almost six million gallons of number two home heating oil ran aground just off of Kings Point, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2009. However, due to the double hull requirement established by the Oil Pollution Act -90 (OPA-90) in 1990 no oil spilled into Long Island Sound.

Portland chosen for nation’s largest oil spill exercise

PORTLAND, Maine – As today marks the 20th anniversary of the nationally catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England here announces that it will host the federal Spill of National Significance drill scheduled for March 2010.