Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill Still Affecting Wildlife

The Exxon-Valdez oil spill is still regarded as one of the world's most devestating human-caused contamination events, and the effects on wildlife populations and communities have been debated by biologists, ecologists and the oil industry since 1989. Scientists have now discovered that lingering oil from the spill is still being ingested by wildlife more than 20 years after the disaster. The research, published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, uses biomarkers to reveal long-term exposure in harlequin ducks and demonstrates how the consequences of oil spills are measured in decades rather than years. KCHU's Erik Wander has more:

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