• Short Summary

    The Torrey Canyon disaster, which resulted in crude oil ruining miles of beaches of England's south west coast, has caused international interest both in ways of cleaning up oil from beaches, and preventing it arriving.

  • Description

    The Torrey Canyon disaster, which resulted in crude oil ruining miles of beaches of England's south west coast, has caused international interest both in ways of cleaning up oil from beaches, and preventing it arriving. One of the saddest aspects of the accident has been the sight of thousands of dead sea-birds -- killed by the oil. Helping in the rescue work in this field has been the Dutch ornithologist, Mr. Kwak. He has brought from Holland a special detergent for cleaning up the oil-bound birds that are being handed to bird sanctuaries along the coast. Mr. Kwak has been using this detergent on oil-bound birds brought to him from the Dutch coast.

    French authorities have been keeping a careful check on the movement of the oil, which could contaminate the beaches of Brittany. One way of containing it that is being tried is to encircle the oil with a girdle of plastic material and then set it alight.

    Yesterday (friday) the is experiment was tried out near Brittany with apparent success. An attempt of a similar kind was to be made with the Torrey Canyon, but because of its huge size and the heavy seas, the attempt was abandoned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZV41W2Q13C6TNHR6VPR71KUI
    Media URN:
    VLVADZV41W2Q13C6TNHR6VPR71KUI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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