This Day in History March 18, 1967

By Ruth on March 18, 2013 in history
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It was on this date in 1967, that Britain experienced its worst oil spill.  Torrey Canyon ran aground on Pollard’s Rock between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly. It is estimated that 32 million gallons of crude oil was spilled.  And from what I can tell, it was not handled well either.  It’s interesting to note that oil spills are nothing new.  But I had never heard of this.

For more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrey_Canyon_oil_spill
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/24/torrey-canyon-oil-spill-deepwater-bp
http://famousdaily.com/history/torrey-canyon-oil-spill.html

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