Vol. 134 No. 4 JULY 24, 1989

Vol. 134 No. 4 JULY 24, 1989


COVER: Captain Joseph Hazelwood was the best skipper in Exxon's fleet until his tanker rammed an Alaskan reef and caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history

As the ship's captain, Hazelwood bears the ultimate responsibility for the wreck of the Exxon Valdez. But his actions were not the only factors that contributed to the disaster. An exclusive TIME report unveils a wider web of culpability in which Exxon and the Coast Guard must share the blame. See ENVIRONMENT.


NATION: In Poland and Hungary, the President nudges Eastern Europe toward democracy and free markets

From breaking bread with Solidarity...

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