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19 November 2002
Oil Tanker Sinks Off Spain


You will hear a story about an accident with an oil tanker. Listen and put in the missing words.

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.

Tensions have 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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