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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

Firefighters rescuing a renaissance painting from a church in Norcia hit by a huge earthquake, Umbria, Italy. Madonna and Child in Glory with Saints © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Firefighters rescuing a renaissance painting from a church in Norcia hit by a huge earthquake, Umbria, Italy. Madonna and Child in Glory with Saints
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk
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Florence Floods, Italy, 1966 in which 100 died and many cultural artefacts, books, paintings and sculptures were damaged. It was the worst flood for five hundred years. Tourist reproductions on a heap in the Uffizi Gallery collected by eager Florentines. © Romano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Florence Floods, Italy, 1966 in which 100 died and many cultural artefacts, books, paintings and sculptures were damaged. It was the worst flood for five hundred years. Tourist reproductions on a heap in the Uffizi Gallery collected by eager Florentines.
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Aberfan disaster rescue attempts. 116 children and 28 adults were killed when a slag heap collapsed onto the pit village, South Wales © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Aberfan disaster rescue attempts. 116 children and 28 adults were killed when a slag heap collapsed onto the pit village, South Wales
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A rescue crew waiting to make another attempt to free 7 miners trapped in the flooded Lofthouse colliery, West Yorkshire © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

A rescue crew waiting to make another attempt to free 7 miners trapped in the flooded Lofthouse colliery, West Yorkshire
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Lansing, Michigan, protest outside Governor Rick Snyder annual State of the State speech, calling for him to resign over the lead poisoning of water in Flint © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Lansing, Michigan, protest outside Governor Rick Snyder annual State of the State speech, calling for him to resign over the lead poisoning of water in Flint
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Lansing, Michigan, protest outside Governor Rick Snyder annual State of the State speech, calling for him to resign over the lead poisoning of water in Flint © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Lansing, Michigan, protest outside Governor Rick Snyder annual State of the State speech, calling for him to resign over the lead poisoning of water in Flint
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Lansing, Michigan, protest outside Governor Rick Snyder annual State of the State speech, calling for him to resign over the lead poisoning of water in Flint © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Lansing, Michigan, protest outside Governor Rick Snyder annual State of the State speech, calling for him to resign over the lead poisoning of water in Flint
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Lansing, Michigan, bottles of Refreshing Leaded Flint Water, protest outside Governor Rick Snyder annual State of the State speech, calling for him to resign over the lead poisoning of water in Flint © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Lansing, Michigan, bottles of Refreshing Leaded Flint Water, protest outside Governor Rick Snyder annual State of the State speech, calling for him to resign over the lead poisoning of water in Flint
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Flint, Michigan, Residents pick up clean bottled water and water filters from Red Cross disaster relief volunteers, Fire Station #6. Water and filters were distributed after cost cutting by state officials led to high lead levels in the city water supply © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Flint, Michigan, Residents pick up clean bottled water and water filters from Red Cross disaster relief volunteers, Fire Station #6. Water and filters were distributed after cost cutting by state officials led to high lead levels in the city water supply
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Flint, Michigan National Guard distributing bottled water to residents at Fire Station #1. Bottled water and water filters are being distributed after cost-cutting by state officials led to high lead levels in the city water supply © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Flint, Michigan National Guard distributing bottled water to residents at Fire Station #1. Bottled water and water filters are being distributed after cost-cutting by state officials led to high lead levels in the city water supply
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Flint, Michigan - A sign on the mirror in a toilet warns against drinking the lead poisoned water after cost cutting by state officials led to high lead levels in the city water supply © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Flint, Michigan – A sign on the mirror in a toilet warns against drinking the lead poisoned water after cost cutting by state officials led to high lead levels in the city water supply
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Flint, Michigan, The Hamilton Dam on the Flint River. Cost cutting by state officials led to high lead levels in the city water supply © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Flint, Michigan, The Hamilton Dam on the Flint River. Cost cutting by state officials led to high lead levels in the city water supply
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Columbiaville, Michigan, construction of a new water pipeline for Flint, Michigan and surrounding areas. The pipeline will take water from Lake Huron through a 70-mile pipeline © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Columbiaville, Michigan, construction of a new water pipeline for Flint, Michigan and surrounding areas. The pipeline will take water from Lake Huron through a 70-mile pipeline
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Never underestimate miners wives banner. Miners wives Day of action protest in support of miners, Barnsley, Yorkshire. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Never underestimate miners wives banner. Miners wives Day of action protest in support of miners, Barnsley, Yorkshire.
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Miners supporters holding a banner reading: Scabs Break The Hearts of Communities during a mass  picket by womens support groups and miners at Polkemmet Colliery near Edinburgh, Scotland during the mIners' strike. © Rick Matthews/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners supporters holding a banner reading: Scabs Break The Hearts of Communities during a mass picket by womens support groups and miners at Polkemmet Colliery near Edinburgh, Scotland during the mIners’ strike.
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Emergency services rescue a miner buried alive whilst riddling for coal amongst the pit waste for fuel during the year long Miners strike. Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Emergency services rescue a miner buried alive whilst riddling for coal amongst the pit waste for fuel during the year long Miners strike. Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire
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TUC regional day of action, Mass picket at Sharlston Colliery (near Wakefield) local trade union members joined the morning picket line. West Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

TUC regional day of action, Mass picket at Sharlston Colliery (near Wakefield) local trade union members joined the morning picket line. West Yorkshire
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Mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Bentley, Miners Strike. Yorkshire, Miners Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Bentley, Miners Strike. Yorkshire, Miners Strike.
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Mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire, Miners Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire, Miners Strike.
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The graves of more than seventy villagers lost in the Tsunami, on a sand dune high above the village, Jaffna district, Sri Lanka 2005 © Howard Davies/reportdigital.co.uk

The graves of more than seventy villagers lost in the Tsunami, on a sand dune high above the village, Jaffna district, Sri Lanka 2005
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Residents of Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks wade through flood waters. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents of Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks wade through flood waters.
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West Midlands Fire service wade through flood waters to check on residents, Wraysbury, Berkshire . © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Fire service wade through flood waters to check on residents, Wraysbury, Berkshire .
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West Midlands Fire service wade through flood waters to check on residents, Wraysbury, Berkshire . © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Fire service wade through flood waters to check on residents, Wraysbury, Berkshire .
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Residents get a humanitarian boat to their homes in Moorland, Somerset after the river Parrett breaks its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents get a humanitarian boat to their homes in Moorland, Somerset after the river Parrett breaks its banks.
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Residents get a humanitarian boat to their homes in Moorland, Somerset after the river Parrett breaks its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents get a humanitarian boat to their homes in Moorland, Somerset after the river Parrett breaks its banks.
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West Midlands Ambulance Service team (Hart) search for residents needing assistance, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Ambulance Service team (Hart) search for residents needing assistance, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks.
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West Midlands Ambulance Service team (Hart) search for residents needing assistance, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Ambulance Service team (Hart) search for residents needing assistance, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks.
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Environment agency pump water from flooded land at Northmoor pumping station, on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency pump water from flooded land at Northmoor pumping station, on the Somerset levels.
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Environment agency pump water from flooded land at Northmoor pumping station, on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency pump water from flooded land at Northmoor pumping station, on the Somerset levels.
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Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels.
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Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels.
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Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels.
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The army fill sand bags at Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The army fill sand bags at Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks.
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The army fill sand bags at Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The army fill sand bags at Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks.
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Sand bags and ground sheet used to protect house from flood water, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks . © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Sand bags and ground sheet used to protect house from flood water, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks .
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A new car is parked on alloy wheels in an attempt to keep it from the rising flood waters in Moorland on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

A new car is parked on alloy wheels in an attempt to keep it from the rising flood waters in Moorland on the Somerset levels.
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A newly developed house is flooded, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks . © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

A newly developed house is flooded, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks .
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Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales
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Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales
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Mount Etna National Park, Sicily, Italy. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Mount Etna National Park, Sicily, Italy.
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Mount Etna National Park, Sicily, Italy. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Mount Etna National Park, Sicily, Italy.
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Mount Etna at sunset, Sicilly, Italy. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Mount Etna at sunset, Sicilly, Italy.
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House submerged by lava and ash from an eruption of Mount Etna volcano. Sicily, Italy. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

House submerged by lava and ash from an eruption of Mount Etna volcano. Sicily, Italy.
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Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales
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Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales
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Storm waves leave pebbles on the road at Amroth and break up the road, Wales.  © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves leave pebbles on the road at Amroth and break up the road, Wales.
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Storm waves leave pebbles on the road at Amroth and break up the road, Wales.  © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves leave pebbles on the road at Amroth and break up the road, Wales.
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Environment Agency worker monitoring the level of the River Avon. Flooding Welford on Avon, Warwickshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment Agency worker monitoring the level of the River Avon. Flooding Welford on Avon, Warwickshire
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Flooded farmland around the River Severn flood plain, Worcester, Worcestershire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Flooded farmland around the River Severn flood plain, Worcester, Worcestershire
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Lettuce crop ruined by rainfall in a waterlogged field, Warwickshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Lettuce crop ruined by rainfall in a waterlogged field, Warwickshire
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The British Midland Aircrash on the M1 Motorway at Kegworth, Leicestershire on Sunday 8th January 1989.  The passenger jet plane crashed just short of East Midlands Airport and was on a flight from Heathrow to Belfast. Police and fire are in attendance. 47 victims died, 79 survived the accident.  © Shout/reportdigital.co.uk

The British Midland Aircrash on the M1 Motorway at Kegworth, Leicestershire on Sunday 8th January 1989. The passenger jet plane crashed just short of East Midlands Airport and was on a flight from Heathrow to Belfast. Police and fire are in attendance. 47 victims died, 79 survived the accident.
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The British Midland Aircrash on the M1 Motorway at Kegworth, Leicestershire on Sunday 8th January 1989.  The passenger jet plane crashed just short of East Midlands Airport and was on a flight from Heathrow to Belfast. Police and fire are in attendance. 47 victims died, 79 survived the accident.  © Shout/reportdigital.co.uk

The British Midland Aircrash on the M1 Motorway at Kegworth, Leicestershire on Sunday 8th January 1989. The passenger jet plane crashed just short of East Midlands Airport and was on a flight from Heathrow to Belfast. Police and fire are in attendance. 47 victims died, 79 survived the accident.
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The British Midland Aircrash on the M1 Motorway at Kegworth, Leicestershire on Sunday 8th January 1989.  The passenger jet plane crashed just short of East Midlands Airport and was on a flight from Heathrow to Belfast. Police and fire are in attendance. 47 victims died, 79 survived the accident.  © Shout/reportdigital.co.uk

The British Midland Aircrash on the M1 Motorway at Kegworth, Leicestershire on Sunday 8th January 1989. The passenger jet plane crashed just short of East Midlands Airport and was on a flight from Heathrow to Belfast. Police and fire are in attendance. 47 victims died, 79 survived the accident.
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