• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAS INSTITUTED MASSIVE MEASURES TO COPE WITH THE MOUNTING POLLUTION ALONG THE FRENCH COAST BY OIL FROM THE ILL-FATED TANKER 'TORREY CANYON', WRECKED ON A REEF OFF THE BRITISH WEST COAST A MONTH AGO.

  • Description

    THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAS INSTITUTED MASSIVE MEASURES TO COPE WITH THE MOUNTING POLLUTION ALONG THE FRENCH COAST BY OIL FROM THE ILL-FATED TANKER 'TORREY CANYON', WRECKED ON A REEF OFF THE BRITISH WEST COAST A MONTH AGO.

    THE WORST AFFECTED AREAS OF FRANCE SO FAR ARE ALONG THE COAST OF BRITANNY WHERE OIL UP TO TEN INCHES THICK IS BEING WASHED ASHORE.

    ONE HUNDRED MILES OF SOME OF FRANCE'S MOST POPULAR BEACHES HAVE ALREADY BEEN ENVELOPED IN OILY SLIME. ANOTHER FIFTY MILES OF THE COAST IS IMMEDIATELY THREATENED.

    EVERY METHOD OF COMBATTING THE OIL IS BEING TRIED, INCLUDING DETERGENTS, MECHANICAL SCOOPS AND BULLDOZERS, SPADES, BUCKETS AND EVEN BARE HANDS. THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAS MADE GBP1-MILLION STERLING AVAILABLE, AND SEVERAL THOUSAND TROOPS HAVE BEEN MOBILISED TO FIGHT THE OIL MENACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAWYHWYEMAW09R7U1RDM7KMLW
    Media URN:
    VLVAWYHWYEMAW09R7U1RDM7KMLW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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