When the oil tanker Exxon Valdez sank in Alaska, crude oil spread over nearly 10,000 square miles of water and polluted over 700 miles of coastline, devastating the local wildlife and environment.

This clip is from:
Bitesize: Chemistry
First broadcast:
20 March 2008

This clip could be used to start a class discussion about the impact humans can have on the environment. What can we do to try and reduce the chance of this happening again? Students could suggest ideas and possible solutions.