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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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According to Valdez (2001b), multicultural skills can be enhanced through the use of journal writing and reflection.
Valdez esta condenado a muerte en el estado de Oklahoma por el asesinato de Juan Barron y desde hace 11 anos espera su turno para recibir la inyeccion letal que le quitara la vida.
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. Most of the trout come from tributaries, where they were stocked in the 1940s, says David L.
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In a book on the Valdez debacle, "Degrees of Disaster," Wheelwright argues that nature is constantly in flux, and factors such as weather, food supply, predation, and disease can cause inconsistent swings in wildlife populations.
'I guess in his return, after going through this, I think he's more recharged and more complete,' said Valdez Sunday at Meralco Gym.
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For example, a 1964 tsunami resulting from the Good Friday Earthquake killed villagers in Chenega and virtually destroyed the original town of Valdez. And in 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker bound for Long Beach, Calif., struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled from 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil.