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Environmentalists Fear Impact of Spanish Oil Spill

The recent fuel oil spill off the coast of Spain is likely to cost tens of millions of dollars to clean up. But the environmental damage is just beginning to be understood -- especially since the tanker Prestige sank with 17 million gallons of fuel oil on board. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
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