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The Torrey Canyon wreck showed the immense problems of dealing with a large oil spill. 25 years later the spillage of Norwegian crude from the Braer on the Shetland Islands illuminates again the limits on our actual ability to mitigate the effects of massive oil spills – despite much research, development and contingency planning since 1967.

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