In photos: before and after the Prestige catastrophe in Galicia

O Coído Beach near the town of Muxía on January 18, 2003. More than a hundred volunteers worked to clean the fuel spilled by the Prestige tanker. Now, 15 years later, the area is completely clean.
O Coído Beach near the town of Muxía on January 18, 2003. More than a hundred volunteers worked to clean the fuel spilled by the Prestige tanker. Now, 15 years later, the area is completely clean.MIGUEL RIOPA / ÓSCAR CORRAL
O Coído Beach near the town of Muxía on January 18, 2003. More than a hundred volunteers worked to clean the fuel spilled by the Prestige tanker. Now, 15 years later, the area is completely clean.
O Coído Beach near the town of Muxía on January 18, 2003. More than a hundred volunteers worked to clean the fuel spilled by the Prestige tanker. Now, 15 years later, the area is completely clean.MIGUEL RIOPA / ÓSCAR CORRAL
The Muxía promenade affected by a the oil spill on January 22, 2003, two-and-a-half months after the accident.
The Muxía promenade affected by a the oil spill on January 22, 2003, two-and-a-half months after the accident.LAVANDEIRA JR / ÓSCAR CORRAL
Cape Touriñán, halfway between Muxía and Fisterra, on December 18, 2002. A group of volunteers work at removing the soil from the coast. Today, the same area is completely clear of traces of oil.
Cape Touriñán, halfway between Muxía and Fisterra, on December 18, 2002. A group of volunteers work at removing the soil from the coast. Today, the same area is completely clear of traces of oil.ULY MARTÍN / ÓSCAR CORRAL
Nemiña Beach in Laxe was also affected by by the Prestige disaster. On December 1, 2002, a volunteer stained with oil climbs an embankment holding two shovels. Today, people walk along the pristine sands.
Nemiña Beach in Laxe was also affected by by the Prestige disaster. On December 1, 2002, a volunteer stained with oil climbs an embankment holding two shovels. Today, people walk along the pristine sands.LUIS MAGÁN / ÓSCAR CORRAL
State of the Mar de Fora Beach, in the town of Fisterra. Several volunteers walk along the beach looking for fuel residue next to a excavator. Now, the same area is free of contamination.
State of the Mar de Fora Beach, in the town of Fisterra. Several volunteers walk along the beach looking for fuel residue next to a excavator. Now, the same area is free of contamination.LUIS MAGÁN / ÓSCAR CORRAL
In the image on the left, a participant tasked with cleaning the pollution from the Prestige oil tanker takes a break on O Coído Beach, on November 30, 2002. Today, a resident of Muxía poses in the same place.
In the image on the left, a participant tasked with cleaning the pollution from the Prestige oil tanker takes a break on O Coído Beach, on November 30, 2002. Today, a resident of Muxía poses in the same place.LUIS MAGÁN / ÓSCAR CORRAL
On the left, a group of volunteers from the Alcalá de Henares paratrooper brigade are busy cleaning up Cape Touriñán, outside of Muxía on December 27, 2002. Today, the same beach is completely clean.
On the left, a group of volunteers from the Alcalá de Henares paratrooper brigade are busy cleaning up Cape Touriñán, outside of Muxía on December 27, 2002. Today, the same beach is completely clean.ULY MARTÍN / ÓSCAR CORRAL
O Coído do Cuño Beach after the Prestige oil spill 2002 and today.
O Coído do Cuño Beach after the Prestige oil spill 2002 and today.MIGUEL RIOPA / ÓSCAR CORRAL
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