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Contact: Liesel Ritchie
University of Colorado at Boulder

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill/Gulf Oil Spill Comparison

Caption: A comparison of event-related psychological distress among residents of south Mobile County, Ala., in 2010, and Cordova, Alaska, in 1989.

Credit: Chart courtesy of Liesel Ritchie, Duane Gill and J. Steven Picou

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