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Mr. Waterworld goes to Washington

Costner’s interest in and involvement with oil spill crises is not new. In 1989, he was motivated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster to help fund research to develop oil spill mitigation technology.

That same ship, the Exxon Valdez, also appeared in Costner’s post-apocalyptic movie, “Waterworld” in which his character infiltrates the ship to rescue a child who holds the key to the future.