Beach clean-up after oil slick Wales 1996

Beach clean-up after oil slick Wales 1996

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Credit: SIMON FRASER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Oil pollution clean-up. Workers clean an oil-polluted beach and rock pools after an oil spill. Light crude oil appears black and is seen floating on the water and coating the rocks. Workers direct the oil to the suction pipe of a slurry machine. This oil spill occurred in February 1996 on the south coast of Wales when the oil tanker Sea Empress ran aground on the approach to Milford Haven. An estimated 70 000 tons of light crude oil was lost (about half the total cargo). The oil then polluted much of the neighbouring coastline of sandy beaches and rocky shore. Photographed at West Angle Bay, Wales.

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Keywords: 1996, beach, beach clean-up, clean-up, environment, environmental, milford haven, oil, oil pollution, oil spil, oil spill, oil spill 1996, polluted, pollution, sea empress disaster, wales

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