I find this topic interesting given the fact that 35 years later we are still using an Alaskan pipeline that was built to last 30 years

the recent Ohio 20,000 gallon oil spill in a nature preserve,

This weekends Galveston oil spill that is threatening a bird sanctuary

and of course catastrophic the 2010 gulf oil spill

25 years later, Exxon's website will tell you that the Prince William Sound is completely recovered...nothing to see here...but the sound itself tells a different story

From the Alaska Daily News

25 years later a culture, a town, and the families that called this place home for generations, still struggle in the aftermath

I guess this is the price you pay when you have a world dependent upon technology from 1860.