Removal of Floating Oil Slicks by the Controlled Combustion Technique
In March of 1967 an event occurred which has spurred intensive worldwide research efforts directed towards solution of the problem of removal of oil spilled at sea and on inland waters. The Torrey Canyon, a heavily laden super-tanker, grounded off the southwest coast of England, broke up, and disgorged about 850,000 barrels of crude oil onto the open seas. Despite intensive corrective efforts by governmental and private groups, large quantities of oil washed ashore on Cornwall in England and Brittany in France.
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