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March 19, 2009

New Podcast: Remembering Exxon Valdez spill

Finally had some time to do a podcast interview with IBRRC’s Executive Director, Jay Holcomb, reflecting on the response to monumental Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Jay pioneered the search and rescue program at the spill. Additionally, he managed the entire rehabilitation program that cared for over 1,600 birds. He spent six straight months in Alaska during the spill.

For the past 23 years, Jay Holcomb has led IBRRC as it has responded to more than 200 domestic and international oil spills.

At least 11 million gallons of crude oil leaked out of the tanker just after midnight on March 24, 1989. The spill affected 1200 miles of coastline through the Prince William Sound and out toward Kodiak Island, Alaska. It ultimately killed more than 300,000 seabirds.

This podcast interview was conducted on March 16, 2009.

Listen to the 24 minute interview here

Also see: IBRRC Exxon Valdez response

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2 Responses to “New Podcast: Remembering Exxon Valdez spill”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you Jay for what you do. Thousands of birds and sea creatures die from human caused “accidents” and just plain carelessness. We should be taking care of every living thing that we cause injury too. If every one was as concerned and caring as you and your team, maybe there wouldn’t be nearly the “accidents” that there are. Fantastic job.
    Signed,
    A Very Greatful Person

  2. Anonymous Says:

    can yoou tell me whatwas done to help save wildlife after the exxon valdez ol spill?

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