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Oil clean-up operation on Mersey

Title
Oil clean-up operation on Mersey
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
22 Aug 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:01:58
Description
Alison MacDonald reports on a massive clean-up operation on the Mersey, following the large oil spillage at the Stanlow Shell oil refinery. Officials say the main oil slick has been dispersed but while the worst appears to be over bird experts are warning of a potential catastrophe. The RSPCA in Liverpool say it’s now a race against time to save as many birds as possible: interview with David Grant, RSPCA inspector. Broadcast on Radio City.
Contributors
Radio City; Alison MacDonald; David Grant
Keywords
Liverpool; Industrial accidents; Shell; Oil; Water pollution; Rivers; RSPCA; Petroleum industry; Birds; Oil refineries; Mersey; Stanlow; Fauna; Flora

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