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SZ/CSA/163 - [CSA. Torrey Canyon]

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Level of description
[CSA. Torrey Canyon]
Quantity & Format
44 items Mixed
Torrey Canyon (ship)
Oil spills
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects
Scope and content
Contains correspondence, press articles and reports relating to the shipwreck of the "Torrey Canyon" oil tanker which occurred on 18/3/67 between the Isles of Scilly and Lands End. The effects of the oil spill on marine and coastal life are discussed. Ways to prevent a future similar incident are explored, and the handling of the disaster at the time is criticised. A Select Committee on Science and Technology was set up under the chairmanship of Sir Harry Legge-Bourke to investigate the incident.
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