Federal and Alaska state authorities on Thursday demanded $92 million from ExxonMobil Corp. to clean up oil that has lingered in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska since the 11-million gallon Exxon Valdez tanker spill in 1989. A $900 million settlement in 1991 included a "reopener" provision allowing a request for up to $100 million more for cleanup. Along with the money demand, state and federal agencies sent Exxon an extensive budget plan for finding and cleaning up the leftovers of the spill.
Exxon Asked to Pay $92M for Lingering Problems From 1989 Alaska Spill
The Associated Press
September 5, 2006
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