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Disastrous Oil Spill Consequences

The Prestige oil tanker accident brought Spain the biggest environmental disaster in its history.

The Prestige oil tanker accident brought Spain the biggest environmental disaster in its history. The tanker spilled over 16.8 million gallons of crude to the Spanish shores.

Today, the tanker is still leaking 5 gallons per day from its resting place over 3 kilometers down in the Atlantic.

In northern Spain, 745 of the 1?064 beaches are contaminated and 40 out of 77 resorts lost their certification as clean beaches.

The Spanish government was also heavy criticized by environmental groups for only having cleaned beaches in tourist resorts.