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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

High sided vehicles overturned by galeforce winds of Storm Doris on a mountain pass, A53 nr Flash, Peak District National Park, Staffordshire © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

High sided vehicles overturned by galeforce winds of Storm Doris on a mountain pass, A53 nr Flash, Peak District National Park, Staffordshire
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High sided vehicles overturned by gale force winds of Storm Doris on a mountain pass, A53 nr Flash, Peak District National Park, Staffordshire © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

High sided vehicles overturned by gale force winds of Storm Doris on a mountain pass, A53 nr Flash, Peak District National Park, Staffordshire
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Miners pickets at West Drayton Coal depot West London during 1972 strike © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners pickets at West Drayton Coal depot West London during 1972 strike
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Miner Idris Moseley picking coal, riddling, for his pensioner neighbour at old tip or slag heap in Pontlottyn, South Wales during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner Idris Moseley picking coal, riddling, for his pensioner neighbour at old tip or slag heap in Pontlottyn, South Wales during 1972 miners’ strike
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Children walking home from school in shadow of Pontlottyn colliery pit wheel. South Wales during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Children walking home from school in shadow of Pontlottyn colliery pit wheel. South Wales during 1972 miners’ strike
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Local shop in Pontlottyn, South Wales showing a poster for a rally supporting miners during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Local shop in Pontlottyn, South Wales showing a poster for a rally supporting miners during 1972 miners’ strike
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Nantymoel pit village, Ogmore Vale, South Wales, overshadowed by the pit head and slag heap, during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Nantymoel pit village, Ogmore Vale, South Wales, overshadowed by the pit head and slag heap, during 1972 miners’ strike
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Miners picketing West Wales National Coal Board Offices during strike. © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners picketing West Wales National Coal Board Offices during strike.
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Mass meeting of miners from Wheldale colliery, near Castleford, West Yorkshire during 1972 strike, addressed by Pete Bolderson of Glasshoughton. © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass meeting of miners from Wheldale colliery, near Castleford, West Yorkshire during 1972 strike, addressed by Pete Bolderson of Glasshoughton.
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Miners pickets at West Drayton Coal depot West London during 1972 strike. © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners pickets at West Drayton Coal depot West London during 1972 strike.
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Derbyshire miners wives demonstrate outside parliament in support of their husbands. © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire miners wives demonstrate outside parliament in support of their husbands.
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Kent miners' wives demonstrate outside Parliament in support of their husbands. London © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Kent miners’ wives demonstrate outside Parliament in support of their husbands. London
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Protest in support of the NUM, London, 1972 © Mike Tull/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest in support of the NUM, London, 1972
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Tata Steel Port Talbot, South Wales. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Tata Steel Port Talbot, South Wales.
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Jacquiline Davies, Safety Facilitator, Tata Steel Port Talbot, South Wales. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Jacquiline Davies, Safety Facilitator, Tata Steel Port Talbot, South Wales.
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Lee Pritchard, Welder, Engineering Workshop, Tata Steel Port Talbot, South Wales. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Lee Pritchard, Welder, Engineering Workshop, Tata Steel Port Talbot, South Wales.
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Jordan Samuel Halfpenny, Apprentice Academy at Tata Steel Port Talbot, South Wales © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Jordan Samuel Halfpenny, Apprentice Academy at Tata Steel Port Talbot, South Wales
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Port Talbot steelworks, South Wales © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Port Talbot steelworks, South Wales
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Mariano Lake, New Mexico, USA, Poisoned water for the Navajo. Sign warning of radiation danger on the site of an abandoned uranium mine, one of more than 500 abandoned mines on Navajo Nation land. This site was operated by Gulf Mineral and, later, Chevron. It has contaminated ground water so that nearby residents must rely on water supplies brought in © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Mariano Lake, New Mexico, USA, Poisoned water for the Navajo. Sign warning of radiation danger on the site of an abandoned uranium mine, one of more than 500 abandoned mines on Navajo Nation land. This site was operated by Gulf Mineral and, later, Chevron. It has contaminated ground water so that nearby residents must rely on water supplies brought in
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Thoreau, New Mexico, clean water being delivered by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission for a Navajo family. A third of the Navajo Nation lack a water supply in some places because past uranium mining has contaminated ground water. Relying on delivered water, these families use an average of 7-10 gallons a day, compared to 400 gallons for the typical American family of four.  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Thoreau, New Mexico, clean water being delivered by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission for a Navajo family. A third of the Navajo Nation lack a water supply in some places because past uranium mining has contaminated ground water. Relying on delivered water, these families use an average of 7-10 gallons a day, compared to 400 gallons for the typical American family of four.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Thoreau, New Mexico, clean water being delivered by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission for a Navajo family. A third of the Navajo Nation lack a water supply in some places because past uranium mining has contaminated ground water. Relying on delivered water, these families use an average of 7-10 gallons a day, compared to 400 gallons for the typical American family of four.  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Thoreau, New Mexico, clean water being delivered by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission for a Navajo family. A third of the Navajo Nation lack a water supply in some places because past uranium mining has contaminated ground water. Relying on delivered water, these families use an average of 7-10 gallons a day, compared to 400 gallons for the typical American family of four.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Thoreau, New Mexico, clean water being delivered by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission for a Navajo family. A third of the Navajo Nation lack a water supply in some places because past uranium mining has contaminated ground water. Relying on delivered water, these families use an average of 7-10 gallons a day, compared to 400 gallons for the typical American family of four.  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Thoreau, New Mexico, clean water being delivered by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission for a Navajo family. A third of the Navajo Nation lack a water supply in some places because past uranium mining has contaminated ground water. Relying on delivered water, these families use an average of 7-10 gallons a day, compared to 400 gallons for the typical American family of four.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Golfer playing a shot with the chimneys of Windscale nuclear power plant in the near distance behind her, 1977, Seascale Golf Course, Cumbria. © Mike Khan/reportdigital.co.uk

Golfer playing a shot with the chimneys of Windscale nuclear power plant in the near distance behind her, 1977, Seascale Golf Course, Cumbria.
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A party of school children and their teacher discussing nuclear power - as part of an Environmental studies field trip - whilst standing on top of the reactor core of Calder Hall power station, amongst the top of the fuel rods casings. BNFL also invited tourists to include a guided tour around the plant in their trips to the area. Radioactive waste reprocessing plant at Sellafield (formally Windscale) British Nuclear Fuels Cumbria © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A party of school children and their teacher discussing nuclear power – as part of an Environmental studies field trip – whilst standing on top of the reactor core of Calder Hall power station, amongst the top of the fuel rods casings. BNFL also invited tourists to include a guided tour around the plant in their trips to the area. Radioactive waste reprocessing plant at Sellafield (formally Windscale) British Nuclear Fuels Cumbria
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Workers operating Magnox Encapsulation Plant, Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant, Cumbria. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Workers operating Magnox Encapsulation Plant, Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant, Cumbria.
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Derbyshire Womens Action Group and supporters march from Markham Main to Arkwright Pit in the snow, January 1985, almost one year into the miners' strike to show their continuing support. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire Womens Action Group and supporters march from Markham Main to Arkwright Pit in the snow, January 1985, almost one year into the miners’ strike to show their continuing support.
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Derbyshire Womens Action Group and supporters march from Markham Main to Arkwright Pit in the snow, January 1985, almost one year into the miners' strike to show their continuing support. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire Womens Action Group and supporters march from Markham Main to Arkwright Pit in the snow, January 1985, almost one year into the miners’ strike to show their continuing support.
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Tony Benn MP, joins a womens march against pit closures and in support of the miners strike from Markham Main to Arkwright Colliery in North Derbyshire. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Tony Benn MP, joins a womens march against pit closures and in support of the miners strike from Markham Main to Arkwright Colliery in North Derbyshire.
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Striking miners 'riddling' on slag heaps of coal waste in the snow near South Kirby, Yorkshire in the winter of the miners strike; trying to find coal to heat their homes. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners ‘riddling’ on slag heaps of coal waste in the snow near South Kirby, Yorkshire in the winter of the miners strike; trying to find coal to heat their homes.
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Striking miners 'riddling' on slag heaps of coal waste in the snow near South Kirby, Yorkshire in the winter of the miners strike; trying to find coal to heat their homes. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners ‘riddling’ on slag heaps of coal waste in the snow near South Kirby, Yorkshire in the winter of the miners strike; trying to find coal to heat their homes.
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Police with dogs guarding Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police with dogs guarding Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire
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Police bring out a bus of scabs. Mass picket at Killoch Colliery, Ayrshire, Scotland © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police bring out a bus of scabs. Mass picket at Killoch Colliery, Ayrshire, Scotland
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ASLEF picket line at Shirebrook in North Derbyshire, where railway workers refused to move coal throught the miners' strike in solidarity with the NUM. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

ASLEF picket line at Shirebrook in North Derbyshire, where railway workers refused to move coal throught the miners’ strike in solidarity with the NUM.
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Hatfield Main picket, Dovescroft, Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Miner's strike © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Hatfield Main picket, Dovescroft, Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Miner’s strike
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Police arrest pickets, Hatfield Main women's support group picket, Dunscroft miners welfare, Dovescroft, Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Miner's strike © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest pickets, Hatfield Main women’s support group picket, Dunscroft miners welfare, Dovescroft, Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Miner’s strike
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Sign at Shirebrook colliery, Derbyshire apparantly showing the number of men returned to work in January 1985, almost one year into the national miners' strike © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Sign at Shirebrook colliery, Derbyshire apparantly showing the number of men returned to work in January 1985, almost one year into the national miners’ strike
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Mick McGahey, Dep. Gen. Sec of the NUM, arrives to attend a meeting of TUC General Council as it is being lobbied by striking miners during the national dispute seeking support from the TUC in their struggle. © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Mick McGahey, Dep. Gen. Sec of the NUM, arrives to attend a meeting of TUC General Council as it is being lobbied by striking miners during the national dispute seeking support from the TUC in their struggle.
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Miners' Strike, working miners pass pickets at Silverwood Colliery. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, working miners pass pickets at Silverwood Colliery.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Working miners - scabs - walking past striking miner's picket  and police at the end of their shift Kiverton Park Colliery South Yorkshire coalfield. The community was bitterly divided.  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Working miners – scabs – walking past striking miner’s picket and police at the end of their shift Kiverton Park Colliery South Yorkshire coalfield. The community was bitterly divided.
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Miners Strike at Wheldale Colliery, Castleford Pickets jeer, as six strike breaking miners leave the pit at the end of their shift.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners Strike at Wheldale Colliery, Castleford Pickets jeer, as six strike breaking miners leave the pit at the end of their shift.
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Striking miners collecting coal from waste slag heap at a pit to keep them warm. Miners strike Yorkshire coalfield © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Striking miners collecting coal from waste slag heap at a pit to keep them warm. Miners strike Yorkshire coalfield
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Ferrybridge power station after snow, Knottingley, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Ferrybridge power station after snow, Knottingley, Yorkshire
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