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The French Government and coastal communities in Brittany have reacted angrily to a ruling by a US Federal judge that Amoco should pay $85.2 million (£45 million) in compensation for the Amoco Cadiz supertanker disaster off the Breton coast in 1978. Over 200,000 tonnes of crude oil were spilt when the ship lost its steering in a gale, polluting more than 100 miles of coastline and killing 30,000 sea birds and 230,000 tonnes of fis

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