Below is an article that appeared in the French newspaper Le Telegramme du Morbihan on 20 April 2000. The article explains Bruce Wright’s visit to the Erika oil spill site on the Brittany coast, seminars at the university, and the Oil Spill Research Institute, and meetings with governors, mayors, French Senators, and university and oil spill officials. At the meeting and seminars the discussions centered on protecting the Brittany Coast from future spills and development of spill contingency plans.