23 Feb 2021

Oil spill leads Israel to close beaches as it faces one of its ‘most severe ecological disasters’

The source of a suspected oil spill is trying to be located by Israeli authorities. The oil spill has been described as one of the worst ecological disasters to hit the country. The spill has threatened wildlife, forced beaches to close and prompted a large-scale cleanup. Tar began washing up

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04 Jun 2020

Russia’s Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a state of emergency after a massive oil spill that leaked 20,000 tonnes into a river in the Arctic Circle region. The spill occurred at a power plant near Norilsk, a Siberian city. Putin stated that officials were only informed of the incident two days

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26 Nov 2018

Venezuela Is Leaking Oil Everywhere and Making a Dangerous Mess

One side effect of the ongoing economic crisis in Venezuela is, increasingly, its decreasing capacity for maintaining its oil infrastructure and cleaning up leaks and spills. Corruption and minimal investment has resulted in crumbling infrastructure across the country that relies on oil sales for nearly half of its budget. The

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