posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 03:49 PM
"The case comes nearly a year after a major oil spill near Dalian, not far from the Bohai Sea, that also raised questions about whether the
government was giving an honest accounting — and whether there was lasting impact on aquatic life.
In that spill, an explosion ruptured a pipeline at an onshore oil storage site run by the state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation, forcing
emergency workers to empty the contents of an enormous oil tank. More than 11,000 barrels of oil flowed into the Yellow Sea, the government said,
fouling miles of beaches and a large stretch of ocean. Environmental groups like Greenpeace, however, say the figure was much larger."