Exxon Valdez – $2.5 Billionby Team Goelji on February 6, 2010
After B-2 Bomber next in our countdown for the World’s Most Expensive Accident in History comes
#6 Most Expensive Accidents in History
The Exxon Valdez oil spill was not a large one in relation to the world’ s biggest oil spills, but it was a costly one due to the remote location of Prince William Sound (accessible only by helicopter and boat). On March 24, 1989, 10.8 million gallons of oil was spilled when the ship’ s master, Joseph Hazelwood, left the controls and the ship crashed into a Reef. The cleanup costs Exxon $2.5 billion.