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Valdez

(văldēz`), city (1990 pop. 4,068), Valdez-Chitina-Whittier census div., S Alaska, at the head of Valdez Arm inside Prince William SoundPrince William Sound,
large, irregular, islanded inlet of the Gulf of Alaska, S Alaska, E of the Kenai peninsula. It has many bays and good harbors; the large Columbia Glacier flows into Columbia Bay, in the N central portion.
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; inc. 1901. It has tourist and fishing industries, as well as salmon spawning grounds. The city's excellent, nearly landlocked ice-free harbor was explored and named by the Spaniards in 1790. Valdez was established (1898) as a debarkation point for those seeking a route to the Yukon gold fields that would obviate the necessity of paying duty to Canada. Following a devastating earthquake and tidal wave in 1964, the city was rebuilt at a location 5 mi (8 km) west of the old site. Valdez is the southern terminus of the trans-Alaskan oil pipeline, built in the 1970s, that originates in Prudhoe BayPrudhoe Bay,
inlet of the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean, N Alaska, in the Alaska North Slope region, east of the Colville River delta. In 1968 one of the largest oil reserves in North America was discovered in Prudhoe Bay.
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. Its port facilities were greatly enlarged in the mid-1970s. On Mar. 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef near Valdez and spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. Clean-up efforts ensued, but much wildlife was killed or endangered as a result of the environmental disaster.
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Gerardo Valdez esta acusado de un homicidio que el mismo acepta.
One can reach this conclusion even without blaming the company for the behavior of Valdez captain Joe Hazelwood, who wasn't necessarily an alcoholic and might not have been drunk when his ship ran aground.
The greatest threats include the channel catfish, fathead minnow, common carp, mosquito fish, brown trout, and rainbow trout, says Valdez.
After his mother's death, young Valdez and his two brothers were homeless, living with friends, and moving a lot.
Now, however, what Valdez had always thought of as public space was being divided into lots where developers planned to build $500,000-and-up homes for wealthy emigres from California.
Indeed, if Exxon's appeals fail, and the judgment stands, the Valdez judgment would shatter the standards for both environmental disaster cases and punitive damages - despite the fact that the oil spill ranks as just the sixth largest on record.
on December 28, 2008, an employee of PSI's Valdez refinery made a 911 emergency call to the Valdez Police Department reporting that there was a fire at the refinery's facility.
Prior to her three terms as sheriff, Valdez had over three decades of experience in law enforcement, including work in homeland security and anti-terrorism investigations.
Play together in different places in the country or abroad,' said Valdez.
And in 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker bound for Long Beach, Calif.
Valdez is the first homicide victim at the Castaic jail complex since an inmate was killed in a February race-related riot.
Valdez, a fugitive parolee, had been sought for a month by Utah Adult Probation and Parole agents for possession of a firearm by a restricted person.