POSTMORTEM UNDER WAY OF OIL SPILL OFF NW SPAIN

Most of an oil slick that fouled an area of about 100 sq km has dispersed or washed ashore about 1 month after the Greek tanker Aegean Sea broke up and caught fire off Northwest Spain. Juan Jose Alvarez of the Spanish merchant marine in late December estimated the Aegean Sea spilled 523,264 bbl of oil after running aground Dec. 3 in the entrance to the harbor off La Coruna, Galicia (see map, OGJ, Dec. 14, 1992, p. 24). The vessel was to unload its 580,000 bbl cargo of light crude for the

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