Originally posted by Necro69uk
reply to post by jrmcleod
Did this not happen in 2010? July? It was the city of Dalian, China. Two pipelines exploded I think. I am sure this is an old story.
BP’s Gulf spill is getting all the press, but China’s pipeline blast in a northern port famous for its beaches is almost as scary. Dan Levin reports on workers cleaning oil with their bare hands, the media clampdown, and more...
21 July 2010
China is boosting effort to clean up a major oil slick off its north-east coast, following a pipeline explosion.
There are growing fears that strong winds have dispersed the pollution more widely than previously thought.
The environmental group Greenpeace told the BBC the oil was up to 20cm thick along parts of the coast near the city of Dalian.
Shipments of oil from the north to the industrial belt in the south have been disrupted since the accident.
At least one person has died during the clean-up operation, after being thrown from a ship by waves and drowning in the oil.
"Within 2km of radius of the disaster, the smell of petrol is very strong”
Zhong Yu Greenpeace
The oil spilled into the sea in north-east China after two pipelines exploded on Friday night, resulting in a fierce fire.
Officials say an area of ocean covering 430 sq km (165 sq miles) is now polluted - oil-eating bacteria and oil-skimming vessels are being deployed to remove the slick, which Greenpeace says is China's worst in recent memory.
Originally posted by 3n19m470
This absolute mayhem going on over there! I'm gonna post this ASAP on Facebook, Twitter, and everything else I can think of, Yahoo Answers and hotmail, AOL and everything! Of course I will link back here, since I've been waiting for a good example to show everybody how ATS always gets the story way before the MSN. I wanted to wait for a good story, a big one, before I opened up to all my friends and family about ATS and trying to wake them up. So thanks, snf for the op, and in my fb, Twitter, etc posts I will include along with a link back here, a special thank you to our "ats insider" who gave us this scoop, possibly risking his or her own safety to do so! Ok I'm gonna go now, got lots of work to do! I've been waiting a long time for this day! And I'll be damned if I'm gonna let the MSN beat me to it!