Total loses appeal over Erika oil spill disaster

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Appeals court upholds conviction of oil giant Total over 1999 oil spill, that caused one of France’s worst-ever environmental disasters.

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France’s highest court upheld a conviction against oil giant Total on Tuesday over a 1999 oil spill, in a blow to the company which had hoped it would be absolved of blame for one of France’s worst environmental disasters, reports Euronews.