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AMOCO CADIZ, 20 YEARS LATER

COPYRIGHT : 1998
DIRECTORS : Stéphane DRUAIS
AUTHORS : Stéphane DRUAIS, François LE BAYON
FORMAT(S) : Beta SP
DIFFUSION(S) : Digital betacam
DURATION : 52 minutes
TYPE : documentary
VERSION(S) : French
PRODUCTION : La 5, Lieurac Productions
PARTICIPATION : Centre National de la Cinématographie

During the night of 16th of March 1978, the super tanker AMOCO CADIZ ran aground off the North Brittany coast, a few miles from the little fishing port of Portsall. 220 000 tons of oil gushed from the broken tanker into the sea. It was the biggest oil-spill of the century and it happened twenty years ago.
This documentary reviews the lessons drawn from the Amoco Cadiz disaster and from subsequent oil spills.
In 52 minutes, "AMOCO CADIZ - 20 YEARS LATER" answers the questions: what progress has been made in the fight against sea pollution since 1978? What would be the procedure in the case of an oil-spill today? What advances have been made in marine biology, chemistry and technology during the last two decades?





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