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Spain awarded 1.6 bln euros over Prestige oil spill

AFP  |  Madrid 

A ruled today that the Spanish state be paid 1.6 billion euros in damages over the 2002 Prestige spill, one of Europe's worst environmental disasters.

The in the northwestern Spanish city of A Coruna also said the regional of Galicia, off whose coast the Prestige tanker broke in two, be compensated 1.8 million euros and neighbouring France, which was also affected, 61 million euros.

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 19:23 IST