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Spain appeals controversial oil disaster acquittal

The Spanish government insists on placing the responsibility for one of the biggest oil disasters in history.

The Spanish government has decided to appeal the acquittal of three key individuals, including the captain, as a court found that they along with other involved people could not be made responsible for the massive oil spill that hit the coast of Northern Spain back in November 2002, when the tanker Prestige broke in half and sank.

"The government has decided to appeal the verdict and insists on placing a legal responsibility for the disaster," says the Spanish Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon to news agency AFP, according to Tradewinds.

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