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Algeciras, Spain, January 29, 2007—A worker cleans up spilled fuel from the refrigerator ship Sierra Nava on the southern Spanish coast.

Strong winds caused the ship to run aground near Algeciras, and its payload is now threatening protected coasts near the U.K. protectorate of Gibraltar. Greenpeace told the Spanish newspaper El Pais that fuel has already washed up along 1.5 miles (4 kilometers) of the coast inside Gibraltar's Estrecho National Park.

The Spanish spill comes on the heels of a similar incident in the United Kingdom, when a massive cargo ship was grounded near the southwest coast of Britain, endangering wildlife-rich areas in the region.

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