Newfoundland oil spill: biologists fear scale of devastation may never be known
Rough seas prevented crews from assessing damage to vulnerable wildlife caused by province’s largest-ever spill
Biologists are attempting to assess damage to vulnerable wildlife caused by Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill, amid fears that the full scale of devastation may never be known.
Intense storms battered offshore oil production areas late last week, with waves cresting as high as 28ft. On Friday, the SeaRose tanker attempted to restart production, but a faulty connection line pumped an estimated 250,000 litres of oil into the ocean.