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The volunteers have to back off against the strong waves of the rising tide, watching helplessly as a black shadow stains again the stones they had just cleaned. Despair, impotence,... Lira Beach. Prestige Shipwreck, oil spill and ecological catastrophe (2002). Isaacgp.com

Photographic Exhibition “Nunca Máis” – the Prestige oil spill (2003)

As a consequence of the oil spill produced by the wreck of the Prestige oil tanker, in November 2002, the Galician coast received numerous oil slicks that gradually filled the entire coastline. A traditionally fishing area suddenly saw their way of life threatened, so the inhabitants of the area went out to sea to try to stop the arrival of the oil spill on the coast. They were later joined by numerous volunteers who collected and cleaned the oil-contaminated shoreline. […]

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