An oil tanker accident off the coast of northern Spain has sparked a diplomatic incident and fears of a massive ecological disaster. The Prestige sank off northern Spain spilling 4,000 tonnes of oil. The Wildlife Fund has warned that if remaining 77,000 tonnes spill it could the worst ecological disaster in history; as bad as the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989.
between Spain and Britain. Spain says
tanker was carrying Russian oil bound
Gibraltar. Britain says the ship was
for Singapore. No-one
is accepting responsibility.
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