Tanker spill in East China Sea stirs environmental fears
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A Blazing Iranian tanker that sank on the East China Sea, producing a 10-mile-long oil slick, is drawing concern from environmentalists about the threat to sea and bird life in the waterway. The tanker Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons of highly flammable fuel oil when it crashed into a freighter on Jan 6. On Sunday, the Sanchi sank after a huge blast sent up a great plume of black smoke and set the surface of the water on fire, China Central Television said. Greenpeace said. “The area is also on the migratory pathway of many marine mammals, such as humpback whale, right whale and gray whale.”
Tanker spill in East China Sea stirs environmental fears. (2018, January 18). The Philippine Star, p. B6.
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