15.07.11.Nepodaleku from the north-east coast of China is a huge oil spill, the existence of which is still suppressed.
The size of its reach 4250 square meters. km, which is about six areas of Singapore. In addition, another 3,400 square meters. km expanse of water contaminated part, the agency France Press.
Chinese state oceanographic administration has stated that it intends to seek compensation for damage caused to nature. The exact amount will be determined after the elimination spot.
It is unknown what led to the oil spill. Under suspicion of ConocoPhillips and CNOOC, the platform of which are located in the area. Representatives from both companies have said that the leak stopped and the situation is under control, despite the fact that the spot size continues to increase. In this regard, by the authorities of China temporarily suspended operation of two oil platforms.
According to recent information, this situation has caused a strong reaction in society, particularly among the ranks of citizens who are in the "green" movement. Criticism of companies connected and the local media.
In 2010, a similar, though a large scale, there was an ecological disaster in the Gulf, because when a methane explosion at the oil rig owned by British Petroleum, leaked oil. Oil gushed from April 20 to August 4, 2010, when the oil industry could clog the well. During the period of the accident in the ocean got about 5 million barrels. oil. Experts predicted the devastating effects to the environment and as a result, the U.S. economy, as well as other countries affected by the accident. Fortunately, most pessimistic forecasts do not come true.
Source: RBC daily
In China — the third month and a half of oil leak
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