Oil Spills Photo Gallery and related media
Sinking of the Amoco Cadiz
On March 16, 1978, the Amoco Cadiz supertanker wrecked off the coast of Portsall, France, spilling 223,000 tons of oil into the sea.
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Oil Spills(7 Photos)
One of the most devastating forms of pollution, oil spills wreak havoc on marine ecosystems. They have a detrimental effect on plant life and endanger the lives of birds, fish and other animals.
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