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Seal virus debate

Title
Seal virus debate
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
25 Aug 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:01:27
Description
A mysterious virus which is killing thousands of seals in the North Sea has sparked debate. Environment Minister, Virginia Bottomley says that Britain is clean when it comes to pollution, but Conservative MEP, Paul Howell disagrees, claiming that Britain dumps more rubbish in the North Sea than any other European country. Labour opposition and South Shields MP, Dr David Clark says a government inquiry into the death of the seals is a matter of urgency as it could eventually put human lives at risk. Report by Robin Bailey.
Contributors
Virginia Bottomley; David Clark; Paul Howell; Robin Bailey
Keywords
Viruses; UK; Great Britain; Waste disposal; Seals (animals); Members of Parliament; Environment; Sewage disposal; Waste water; North Sea; Cabinet ministers; Marine life; MEPs

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