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A city of southern Alaska on an inlet of Prince William Sound. Founded as a supply center for the goldfields in 1898, it is the southern terminus of the oil pipeline from Prudhoe Bay. An oil spill in the waters of the sound caused extensive environmental damage in 1989.
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an ice-free port in S Alaska, at the N end of the Gulf of Alaska: S terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. 3079.
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|Noun||1.||Valdez - a port on Alaska's southern coast from which oil is shipped to markets around the world|
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