Category: spill

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Sleek 360 movie reveals Nigeria oil spill devastation

Lessi Phillips was only 16 when a Shell oil pipeline burst near her village, in Nigeria’s resource-rich Niger Delta in 2008. In the 77 days that followed, vast quantities of oil seeped into mangrove swamps near Bodo City, devastating the diverse ecosystem and destroying once-vibrant local fisheries and farms.  Ten years later, Al Jazeera’s virtual…

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Iranian tanker ablaze off China amid fears of oil spill

An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said. The collision between the Sanchi and the Chinese freighter occurred on Saturday evening roughly 300km off Shanghai, where the Yangtze River meets the East China Sea. …