7.3 The Consequences for the Agricultural Industry

Agriculture in the area also suffered big losses. The chemical dispersants that were used at sea after the oil spill have damaged about 15 square miles of crops, as they were blown onto the land. Some farmland was also covered with oil. This had grave results, as some drinking water was contaminated and may have caused health problems in cattle and sheep.54

54 cf. Friends of the Earth, Socio-economic Impacts on Milford Haven and Surrounding Areas, at: WWW-Homepage http://www.foe.co.uk/local/cymru/oilspill/people.html  (ref. doc. n 10)

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