Oil covering a rocky beach with a clean-up team

Oil covering a rocky beach with a clean-up team

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Credit: SIMON FRASER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Oil pollution. Workers cleaning up oil which is lying in pools and smothering seaweed on a rocky beach. The workers are using brushes to sweep the oil into a pool from where it is being sucked up by a nozzle which is attached to a tanker (not seen here). Oil slicks particularly affect sea birds and creatures living on the shoreline. Although chemical dispersants can reduce the size of the slick, these detergents are also poisonous to wildlife. This slick originated in a spill of about 70,000 tonnes of light crude oil from the oil tanker Sea Empress off the coast of Milford Haven, Wales, in February 1996. Photographed at Manorbier Bay, Wales.

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Keywords: beach, clean-up, cleanup, coast, effect, environment, environmental, manorbier bay, milford haven oil spill 1996, oil, oil polluted, oil pollution, oil spill, polluted, pollution, seaweed, wales

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