Photos from the Archive SS Torrey Canyon oil spill, 1967 clean up detergents worse than the oil #TorreyCanyon #environment

March 18, 2017
SS Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967. Clean up operation by the British Army after the oil tanker ran aground between Land's End and the Scilly Isles causing the biggest oil spill in UK history, 100 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea. The environmental disaster was made far worse by the heavy use of detergent to disperse the oil slick which was later determined to have killed off far more marine life than the oil spill itself  © Romano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

SS Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967. Clean up operation by the British Army after the oil tanker ran aground between Land’s End and the Scilly Isles causing the biggest oil spill in UK history, 100 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea. The environmental disaster was made far worse by the heavy use of detergent to disperse the oil slick which was later determined to have killed off far more marine life than the oil spill itself
© Romano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk