1990 – Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood was ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for the 1989 oil spill.


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Former Exxon Valdez Capt. Joseph Hazelwood was sentenced Friday to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution by a judge seeking to soothe outrage over the nation’s worst oil spill.

Superior Court Judge Karl Johnstone, in sentencing Hazelwood to 1,000 hours of community service by cleaning beaches, said he was disappointed that the fired skipper had not publicly apologized for his role in the disaster.

″I’m sure deep down he is very shameful,″ the judge said. Johnstone, however, acknowledged that Hazelwood had been advised by his lawyers to keep silent because of the many civil lawsuits he still faces.

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