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Shetland oil spill

Title
Shetland oil spill
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
10 Jan 1993
Year of production
1993
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Duration
00:04:31
Description
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.
Contributors
Michael Howard; Ian Lang; Paul Horsman; David Addis; Alistair Goodland(?); Giad(?) Koffman(?); Derek Niemann
Keywords
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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