3.2 The Extent of the Pollution

The polluted coastline is estimated to be about 200 km long, whereby about half of this length was badly contaminated and one third slightly. The Haven itself up to the Cleddau Bridge and the shores to the south and east of Milford Haven (even as far away as Pendine Sands in Carmarthen Bay) were the worst polluted regions. But also Skomer island that lies northwest of the Haven, Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel and the Irish Coast were affected. 12

12 cf. SEEEC Report, p. 7 (3.3.4, 3.3.5); Copy of Oil sheen, in: The Times Magazine, 24-08-1996, p. 19

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