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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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Noun1.Valdez - a port on Alaska's southern coast from which oil is shipped to markets around the worldValdez - a port on Alaska's southern coast from which oil is shipped to markets around the world
AK, Alaska, Last Frontier - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
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Valdez went to your camp to steal--he is a bad Indian-- and he brought back this wrapping.
"Valdez open the package; but it is not gold, though he think so because it is yellow, and the man with no hair on his head keep it in his pocket close, so close," and Tal hugged himself to indicate what he meant.
"How did Valdez get the map out of the professor's coat?" asked Tom.
You say Valdez sneaked into our camp, took the oiled-silk package from the coat pocket of Professor Bumper and went back to his own camp with it, thinking it was gold."
"Valdez throw away yellow silk, and I take for my arrows so rain not wash off poison.
"I am sorry, Senors," went on Tal, "but I could not stop Valdez, and the burning of the papers "
"Paper Valdez burn tell of lost city?" asked Tal, his face lighting up.
Ten thousand leagues to southward, And thirty years removed - They knew not noble Valdez, But me they knew and loved.
However, due in part to the bureaucratic complexities of institutions that tend to encourage the maintenance of a well-established status quo, we encourage individuals within these institutions to take a personal and active part in initiating constructive change (Valdez, 2001a).
On July 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground, slamming into Alaska's Bligh Reef a few minutes after midnight.
Valdez of Bio/West, an environmental consulting firm in Logan, Utah.