Environmental disaster in Norway


18.02.11.Mazut arising from holds Icelandic containership "Godafoss", reached the coast of Norway. Under the threat of ecological disaster was national park Yutre Wahler, home to more than a hundred species of rare animals listed in the Red Book. Despite the efforts of rescuers, the fuel slick spread over ten kilometers.

Container, which was heading from Fredrikstad, Norway Swedish Helsingborg, ran aground last night.

"All of us here in Valera, lived the expectation that this would ever happen — says local resident — It could happen at any time. And it came to pass … It's a real tragedy. "

Leaking oil comes from two fuel tanks in the central part of the ship. The capacity of each tank is 250 tons. Only in the tanks of the ship is 800 tons of fuel oil.


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