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Doomed Planet

Sep 7, 2020

#050: Two massive oil refineries owned by Marathon Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell operate on the Puget Sound, where tankers containing millions of gallons of crude oil ply the waters. What happens when an Exxon Valdez-style catastrophe occurs? An oil spill would devastate the cornucopia of wildlife that thrives in and around the Sound: Mollusks, Crustaceans, Echinoderms, Cnidarians ... Cetaceans and other vertebrates. Tribal fisheries and other industries of the ocean would be wiped out for generations.