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The Valdez oil spill

Shortly after midnight on March 24, 1989, in a tragic accident deeply regretted by the company, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.

Emergency preparedness and response

An important aspect of our business is the ability to respond to emergencies as soon as they arise. ExxonMobil conducts extensive training and drills in preparation for such situations.