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Spain - Oil Tanker

A tanker ship carrying 500,000 barrels of oil has broken in two and sunk off the Atlantic coast of Spain. The Prestige ruptured last week, and has already spilled more than 70,000 barrels into the water. The beaches of Galicia in northwest Spain are already coated in oil. And now environmentalists are calling the sunken oil containers a "time bomb," just waiting to release millions of gallons more. Robert Siegel talks with Elizabeth Nash, a correspondent for the British paper The Independent, who is in Coruna, Spain.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.