The amount is the latest calculated by the Spanish state lawyers, but still does not include personal claims or that from the French Government.
The Spanish state is to demand 938 million € from those it considers responsible for the damage caused by the Prestige Oil Tanker disaster off the coast of Galicia.
The new sum has been printed in El País which says that the calculation includes the 796 million € in damages fixed in 2005, 163 million € in payments to the Spanish regions which took part in the clean up operation and 68 million € for the compensation and financing of the treatment of the waste when found at sea. However this new amount does still not include the payments to any individuals who might have been affected by the tragedy, or the monies being demanded by the French Government, and the size of both those final quantities remains a mystery.
The largest environmental disaster in Spanish history began during a fierce storm off Galicia’s Coast of Death, la Costa da Morte, on 13th November 2002, as the Prestige oil tanker was sailing from Latvia to Gibraltar, to its ultimate destination of Singapore.
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