Former Mauritius President Wants Tough Action After Oil Spill

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Anger is mounting in Mauritius, after a Japanese bulk carrier wrecked on its shores in July, spilling an estimated 100,000 tons of oil and diesel into the sea. It's polluting the island nation’s world-famous reefs and lagoons, threatening coral and other marine life. Now its former president wants answers from the shipping industry. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is a biodiversity scientist who spoke to VOA’s Haydé Adams Fitzpatrick from the Mauritian capital.

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