The Nation : Weekly Spill Cleanup Reports Ordered

The Coast Guard's on-site commander of the Exxon Valdez oil spill told Exxon that its proposed cleanup plan was basically sound but ordered changes, including weekly progress reports. Vice Adm. Clyde Robbins, the on-site commander of the Alaska oil spill cleanup, ordered Exxon to provide immediately a detailed operations schedule for areas outside Prince William Sound, along the fouled beaches southwest of Valdez that include the spectacular Katmai National Park wildlife refuge. In Washington, Exxon USA President W. D. Stevens told a Senate committee that the company would deploy 1,600 more workers, plus more barges and boats, bringing to 5,000 the total number of workers involved in the shoreline cleanup.

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