August 2018

  • Rotterdam oil spill: Hundreds of birds hit after Dutch leak

    10 August 2018

    Hundreds of swans, geese, cormorants and gulls have been caught in an oil spill after a tanker crashed into a jetty in the port of Rotterdam.

    The Bow Jubail ruptured its hull, pouring 220 tonnes of oil into the harbour on Saturday and officials immediately tried to contain the spill.

    Rescue workers have been overwhelmed by the number of contaminated birds.

    Volunteers have converged on the area to help clean them. Rotterdam is Europe's biggest port.

    On Sunday, hundreds of birds covered in oil were being taken to wildlife shelte...

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