Recovery Still Incomplete After Valdez Spill


Fishing here is far from what it was. Suicides and bankruptcies and bitterness surged. Many people left even as a few became “spillionaires,” getting paid to clean up.

…National news crews are chartering planes to nearby islands to see how oil still coats rocks just below the surface all these years later.

…The lessons continue, even after books and dissertations have been written, documentaries made, songs composed and case studies completed. The mountain views are still stunning but the herring fishery is gone, the king and Dungeness crabs, too. Prawns are coming back, but just barely.