1978 The Amoco Cadiz runs aground on the Breton coast

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The Amoco Cadiz runs aground on the Breton coast

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This is the biggest disaster ever known in France (230,000 tonnes of oil spilled on the Breton coast in the Channel). It hit the Sept-Îles reserve with full force and had a lasting effect on the alcids, particularly the Atlantic puffin.

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1978

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