Experts: Costa Concordia Could Wreak Ecological Havoc on Italy´s Largest Marine-Protected Area
Jan 23, 2012
As salvage crews work to secure the wreck of Costa Concordia to the rocks of her resting place on Giglio island, large waves forecast in the next day and a half could cause the ship to break up or sink. This could dump 2,300 tons or 500,000 gallons of fuel into the intertidal zone of Tuscan Archipelago Natural Park, the largest marine protected area in Italy. An ecotoxicologist from The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University can discuss the possible outcomes if fuel begins to leak.
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