Sunday, 25 July 2010

China Oil Spill after Pipe Blast 'Worse than Thought' - BBC

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The effects of the Friday night spill in northeast China are greater than originally estimated.

"Officials say an area of ocean covering 430 sq km (165 sq miles) is now polluted."

Wind has been blowing the sheen back onto shores, and in some areas of the coast the oil stands 20cm thick.

"The air quality in where I am staying is not good; if you go nearer to where the accident happened, you smell something acid in the air, and within 2km of radius of the disaster, the smell of petrol is very strong," said Zhong Yu of Greenpeace China.

Full article here (BBC)
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