SHETLAND ISLANDS - OIL DISASTER. Farmer examining sheep which has eaten oil contaminated grass. On 5th January 1993, the oil tanker the Braer ran aground in the Shetland Islands spilling 85,000 tonnes of light crude oil. However, every single day of the year, roughly one-tenth of the amount of oil abroad the Braer is quite deliberately flushed into the worlds seas and oceans by ships cleaning out the tanks and bilges. CDREF00566.

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MARK EDWARDS

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SP1153619.jpg

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4890 x 7422 px
41.4 x 62.84 cm at 300 dpi

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© MARK EDWARDS, HARD RAIN PICTURE LIBRARY

SHETLAND ISLANDS - OIL DISASTER. Farmer examining sheep which has eaten oil contaminated grass. On 5th January 1993, the oil tanker the Braer ran aground in the Shetland Islands spilling 85,000 tonnes of light crude oil. However, every single day of the year, roughly one-tenth of the amount of oil abroad the Braer is quite deliberately flushed into the worlds seas and oceans by ships cleaning out the tanks and bilges. CDREF00566.

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