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Shetland oil spill

Shetland oil spill
News report; Interview
TX Date
10 Jan 1993
Year of production
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David Addis reports on the oil spill by the oil tanker MV Braer which was stricken in high winds off the Shetland Islands. On the cleanup, using possibly hazardous chemicals; visits by ministers; fears of salmon fishermen over pollution and compensation; cynical use of the disaster in Bennetton adverts. Interviews with/speeches by Environment Secretary, Michael Howard and Secretary of State for Scotland, Ian Lang who visited the area; spokesman for local fishermen, Alistair Goodland; Smit International salvage company spokesman Giad(?) Koffman(?); Paul Horsman, Greenpeace; Derek Niemann, RSPB.
Michael Howard; Ian Lang; Paul Horsman; David Addis; Alistair Goodland(?); Giad(?) Koffman(?); Derek Niemann
Shipwrecks; Dangerous materials; Scotland; Advertising; Compensation; Greenpeace; Seaborne disasters; Oil pollution; Marine pollution; Salvage; Fishermen; Human activities effects; Wildlife; Shetland Islands; RSPB; Benetton; MV Braer; Salmon fisheries

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