WATCHING THE WORLD ANOTHER TANKER SPILL

05/28/1990
The wreck of the Torrey Canyon supertanker and devastation of sandy beaches on England's southwest peninsula are part of the folklore in a region where the holiday industry is vital to economic survival. The Torrey Canyon oil spill gave the world its first sight of the unacceptable face of the supertanker era and demonstrated the need for plans to keep spilled crude from reaching the shore and cleaning up the mess if it does. THE LATEST ACCIDENT More than 20 years-and many oil spills-later, part of Southwest England is again plastered with thick Middle East crude, leaving residents wondering what has been learned about han...
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