Twenty-five years ago Tuesday, the Exxon Valdez struck a reef off the coast of Alaska creating the largest oil spill in U. S. history at the time.
The oil tanker spilled more than 11-million gallons of crude oil into Prince William sound.
The oil spread across 13-hundred miles of shoreline, covering 3-thousand square miles.
Hundreds of thousands of birds and animals were affected by the environmental disaster.
A federal judge ordered Exxon to pay six-point-seven-five billion dollars in punitive damages to thousands of fishermen and others.
That's on top of the three billion Exxon had already spent on clean-up, settlements and other fees and penalties.
The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is now the largest in U. S. history.
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